Posted by: Paul Chiariello | April 27, 2011

Human Rights Documentary Photography Project in Colombia

Hey all – Siobhan here!

In just a few days I’m heading to Medellín, Colombia as a documentary photographer for International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), a human rights non-profit/NGO based in Geneva.

I’ll be working with an outstanding woman named Adriana, a public defender in Medellín, who has become a 2011 IBJ JusticeMakers Fellow for her project proposal which seeks to protect the rights of young victims of arbitrary arrest and promote active non-violence.

I will go to Medellín to document her project, celebrate her work, and tell the stories of the people she defends.

If you too feel passionate about youth rights, community-based activism, documentary photography, or Latin America, please help make this project happen by visiting my Kickstarter page – *Human Rights Documentary in Medellín, Colombia* – and becoming a supporter!

Not only is your pledge vital to this project, but it also earns you lovely rewards for your support!  Please spread the word!

Abrazos fuertes!

Love, Siobhan

For more, check out this video about the JusticeMakers program! (2008, IBJ)



  1. With this week’s UN ‘Campaign Against Sexual Violence in Conflicts’, it would seem this is a ‘sister campaign’ which should go hand in hand…especially since you target medellin, Columbia …next door to Brazil and the activism/protests for Government to spend money on Human Rightsneeds i.e. food, housing, etc….AND young girls being trafficked for sex …

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