August 8, 2017

Urgent Action: Wounaan Indigenous Community In Danger (Colombia: UA 178.17)


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Presence and clashes between paramilitary groups, the National Liberation Army and state security forces continue to violate the rights of Indigenous communities in Chocó, in the Pacific region of Colombia.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Requesting an immediate humanitarian agreement between the Colombian government and the ELN, as part of the current peace process, with a view to bringing an end to the hostility and achieving a mutual ceasefire;
  • Demanding a comprehensive answer from the state on how to implement plans for the prevention and protection of displaced Indigenous communities, in compliance with Constitutional Court Resolution 004/2009;
  • Calling for the implementation of the victims’ clause in the Peace Agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC), guaranteeing the non-repetition of violence towards these communitites in accordance with human rights standards.

Contact these two officials by 31 August, 2017:

President
Juan Manuel Santos
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. President

Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón
Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
T: 202.387.8338
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador / Estimado Embajador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 187.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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