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Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons at on 21 June 2022.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside

On Sunday, Francia Márquez, an internationally recognised environmental and human rights campaigner, made history by becoming the first black woman to be elected Vice-President of Colombia. Colombia is the most dangerous place in the world to be an environmental activist. Will the Minister commit herself to working with Francia Márquez and her new colleagues to ensure that the social and environmental rights of Colombia’s indigenous population are protected, and that UK aid for environmental programmes prioritises the protection of activists?