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Launch of Peace Brigades International - Ireland

You are invited to the upcoming public launch of Peace Brigades International - Ireland at 7pm on the 26th of November at the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin.

Peace Brigades International (PBI) is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights for over 30 years. They send teams of international volunteers to areas of conflict at the request of local human rights defenders (HRDs) who are threatened because of their legitimate, nonviolent, human rights activities. Volunteers provide international protective accompaniment backed up by political support networks around the world and offer protection and moral support to human rights defenders at risk.

PBI currently has field projects in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal. These projects are supported by a network of PBI Country Groups that operate in 16 different countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Australia.

At the launch, PBI will present the work of PBI internationally and their plans for PBI in Ireland. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Iain Atack from the Irish School of Ecumenics. Three visiting human rights defenders from countries where PBI works will be present from Colombia, Kenya and Honduras who will speak about the risks facing HRDs in their countries and the work of PBI. Guest speaker Mary Lawlor, Director of Front Line Defenders, will join the gathering to speak about the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.
 
Following the panel, there will be a drinks reception and an opportunity to talk with our visitors and PBI Ireland volunteers. There will be a photo exhibition that pays homage to the HRDs PBI have accompanied over the last 30 years.

Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Time: 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin.

RSVP: to pbiireland@peacebrigades.org by Monday 17 November.

 

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Last updated 5 November 2014 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).