Different social organizations from Colombia are working very hard and joining efforts in the search of environmental activist Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego, who disappeared from Cali, in Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, last February 17.
On Friday it has been a year since the disappearance of Sandra Viviana Cuellar, the 26 year-old environmental activst and former member of CENSAT-Friends of the Earth Colombia who went missing in Cali, Colombia. Real World Radio spoke with the head of CENSAT, Jorge Sanchez. Read more
Over 100 days have passed since Sandra Vivana Cuellar disappeared in Cali, Colombia. She is missing since February 17th. Read more
In the first quarter of 2011, 96 human rights advocates and 64 social organizations were victims of violence in Colombia. The number of cases of forced disappearances is even more shocking: 1130 in the past three years. Read more
Colombian environmental activist Hildebrando Velez, one of the people who have been leading the search for Sandra Viviana Cuellar who disappeared on February 17th , is denouncing that his house was broken into and information about the case is now missing. In addition, the leader has received anonymous phone calls threatening him. Read more
On Friday, several organizations celebrated the world day of action against forced disappearances in Colombia. Activities to remember Colombian activist Sandra Viviana Cuellar who disappeared on February 17th were held in Colombia and in other countries. Read more
This Friday, there will be activities at world level to support the search of Colombian environmentalist and teacher Sandra Viviana Cuéllar, who disappeared 50 days ago outside Cali, Valle del Cauca department. “Against disappearances. With Sandra in our Hearts”, is the motto of the action. Read more
“Gathering for life and return and no more disappearances” is the name of the public activity organized to take place on March 11th, in Cali, Colombia, making reference to the case of environmentalist Sandra Viviana Cuellar and the thousands of people who are still missing in Colombia. Read more
In Colombia, the campaign to find environmental engineer and activist Sandra Viviana Cuellar, who disappeared on February 17th on her way to Palmira, continue. Read more
On Wednesday, in Cali (Valle del Cauca), Colombia, the family and friends of the environmentalist and teacher Sandra Viviana Cuellar, who disappeared on February 17th, organized a massive march and set up a permanent tent to receive new information in the area where the activist disappeared. Read more
On Wednesday, there will be a march outside Cali, Colombia, to raise awareness among the local population about the disappearance of environmental activist Sandra Viviana Cuellar, and to pressure authorities to step up her search. Read more
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“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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