Thames Path Sponsored Walk
by Colombian Caravana
raised by 45 donations
of £1,500.00 Target Goal
£1,500.00 Target Goal
Story of Thames Path Sponsored Walk
Join us on a sponsored walk along the Thames. When: Thu 16 May, 6.30pm Where: 10km route along the Thames Path How long: approx. 2-3hrs We will start at the North Side of the Thames at the Millennium Bridge and trace the Thames Path through the old docklands to Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs and then under the Thames through the Greenwich foot tunnel to Greenwich where the walk ends. We will finish at a pub for a sociable drink If you'd like to join us, send an email to email@example.com Despite the peace process, attacks against human rights defenders have increased so our work is needed more than ever. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, has observed that "since the adoption of a peace agreement in Colombia two years ago there has been a dramatic increase in the number of killings, threats and intimidation of human rights defenders in the country."
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.See other opportunities to help us here. Follow the latest events and trends in the philanthropy space hereCharity Registration No. 1141255