During this docu night, Peace Brigades International & Shelter City Utrecht will share the inspiring story of David Augusto Jiménez Mireles, a Mexican human rights defender who accompanies families of missing persons. Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights Bahia Tahzib-Lie will kick off the webinar, followed by David Jiménez and PBI Mexico volunteer Marleen Folkerts.
At the age of 26, David already has more than six years of experience in working in the context of forced disappearances, the war on drugs and gender-based violence. The state where David lives, Coahuila, is a US-Mexico border state known for migration routes, narcotraffic and femicides. Human rights violations, including and forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and torture happen on a daily basis, not only in the state of Coahuila, but throughout the entire country.
Mexico is currently one of the most dangerous countries for human rights defenders, especially for those who, like David, address forced disappearances. To raise awareness on human rights violations in Mexico, we organise this short documentary with an in-depth discussion.
- Opening speech of Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights Bahia Tahzib-Lie
- Mini documentary Shelter City Utrecht: David Jiménez defending the families of missing persons in Mexico.
- Interview with David Jiménez about the human rights situation in Mexico and with Marleen Folkerts about the work of PBI Mexico in protecting and supporting human rights defenders as David
Date: Wednesday, 16th of June
Time: 20:00 – 21:30 hr CEST
Location: Online via Zoom
Register before the 15th of June via this link.
The event is offered to you for free. However, we would like to ask you for a small donation. With your contribution we can continue to generate networks of solidarity that strengthen voices and protect human rights defenders worldwide.
Peace Brigades International (PBI) will organise this documentary screening night in collaboration with: The Shelter City Network