Thursday, April 22, 2021

COLOMBIA: Defend Environmental Defenders - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, Canada, April 22, 2021

One of the most pressing priorities we all face is protecting the environment on which our human rights and shared future depends. Yet too many environment defenders must risk their lives to respond to this challenge.

 

In the South American country of Colombia, hardly a day goes by without news of yet another horrific assassination.

 

Defenders in Colombia have sent out an SOS to the world with the hashtag #NosEstĂĄnMatando - #TheyAreKillingUs. They urge us to raise our voices together to demand action to stop the violence so they can protect a healthy environment for all.

 

Please add your voice to support the courageous environment defenders under relentless attack in Colombia. They refuse to be silenced. We must not be silent either!

 

Sign our petition to tell Colombia we’re watching and demand guarantees of protection for earth defenders and their communities.