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25 years in favor of peace and human rights in Colombia

Oidhaco is the only Brussels-based advocacy network dedicated exclusively to working on Colombia; it focuses its activities on the European Union, its member- and other European states and the United Nations system. Oidhaco has ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations.

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Members of the EU Parliament send out a letter to Colombian President acknowledging the work done by the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) and condemning the repression in the context of the National Strike

36 MEPs, of different nationalities and political groups, addressed their concern about the current risks for defenders of the rights of indigenous peoples, afrodescendant communities, small-scale farmers, students, young people and women, especially in regions historically affected by the internal armed conflict, such as the department of Cauca. They call upon the Colombian government to provide

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The OIDHACO General Assembly requests guarantees for protesters during the National Strike in Colombia and sends alert regarding alleged use of excessive force by the state security forces.

On 28 April, a National Strike began in more than 500 municipalities in Colombia. Convened by the National Strike Committee, this protest brings together several sectors of the population. The protesters are criticizing the government’s tax reform bill, as they believe that it would lead to greater poverty. Moreover, they are protesting about the mismanagement

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A call on the Protection of life, the territory and the exercise of self-government of the indigenous communities of the Cauca department

The international civil society organisations signatories to this public statement, Diakonia, ForumCiv, Act Church of Sweden,  We Effect and SweFOR, responsible for the implementation of the Project “Aremos Paz”, funded by the European Fund for Peace of the European Union and the Swedish International Development Agency – Sida, and the International Office for Human Rights

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Human rights defenders play a fundamental role in the construction of peace in Colombia.

Human rights defenders play a fundamental role in the construction of peace in Colombia.

Oidhaco is the only Brussels-based advocacy network dedicated exclusively to working on Colombia; it focuses its activities on the European Union, its member- and other European states and the United Nations system. Oidhaco has ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations.

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