Colombia: share of social leaders killed by leadership type 2018

This statistic shows the share of social leaders killed in Colombia between January and August 2018, broken down by leadership type. Within this period, 40 percent of social leaders assassinated were members of community action boards, while another 30 percent were leaders working in defense of their territory.

Share of social leaders killed in Colombia between January and August 2018, by leadership type

Share of homicides
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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

January 1 to August 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

* A community action board, is, as defined by El Tiempo, "a form of association and organization of communities in which people have a common characteristic that identifies them, such as the physical environment they live in".
** Also known as Hidroituango, currently under construction, this project has been particularly controversial due to its severe ecological and humanitarian consequences.

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