Support the sixth Caravana delegation
by Colombian Caravana
raised by 25 donations
of £1,000.00 Target Goal
£1,000.00 Target Goal
Instead of buying me a gift for my birthday or a beer next time you see me, will you help me support the Caravana delegation this summer? We're organising our Sixth International Delegation of Lawyers and Judges to Colombia in 2018. It's a huge undertaking. I've worked with the Caravana since 2010 and we're a small group of really committed volunteers and we punch above our weight in terms of what we achieve. As Chair, I am currently spending about 2 days a week unpaid working on the Caravana but when it's delegation time that increases. ALOT. And during the delegation it's flat out. It's far from a holiday but it's also incredibly important and I know it makes a difference to my Colombian colleagues who work even more intensively, and not just for one week but every single day.
The Colombian Caravana is a small and dynamic UK charity, at the centre of an international network of jurists to support lawyers and legal professionals in Colombia. The Caravana is a pioneering initiative based on solidarity, education and advocacy. Colombian human rights lawyers conduct vital work ensuring access to justice for marginalised and excluded victims of human rights violations, including indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, small-scale farmers, women, displaced persons, and family members of victims of extrajudicial killing and forced disappearance. Moreover, lawyers play a key role for victims who seek to find truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition. The Caravana works to promote human rights, rule of law, and access to justice in Colombia by collaborating with Colombian human rights lawyers, strengthening their capacity to represent victims and advocate for their safety and well-being in their work. The Caravana began in 2008 when we were first invited by Colombian human rights lawyers to undertake an international delegation of jurists: since then we've organised five biennial delegations to Colombia. We have almost no overheads, an active and engaged board, and a volunteer membership that committed to ensuring that Colombian human rights defenders are able to carry out their work freely without threat to their lives and occupation. A donation to the Caravana is directed immediately towards ensuring we provide the best legal and solidarity support to lawyers at risk.Charity Registration No. 1141255