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Snail pace of Peace: “At this rate, it will take 26 years to realise the Colombian Peace Accord”

Three years ago, Ivan Duque came to the presidency as a candidate for a party promising to “tear to shreds” the Peace Agreement. The sentences of the Constitutional Court, the pressure from the international community and the citizen mobilization prevented the president and the government party from dismantling the Accord, yet Duque’s mandate delayed the implementation process and led the country in a serious security crisis. read the full press release of La Vía Campesina.
Human rights violation in Colombia continues to rise

Political violence in Colombia is a persistent phenomenon despite the Peace Agreement. The assassination of community leaders, ex-combatants and their relatives continues to increase, as well as the various forms of human rights violations suffered by peasant, indigenous communities, and afro-descendants during the territorial reconfiguration of the armed conflict. Read more...
Colombia: Millions forced to migrate due to conflicts, and threats from mining firms

Considerable forms of violence have been suffered by rural communities in the context of the armed conflict, one of the most serious being the forced displacement by stripping peasant communities, indigenous people, and Afro-descendants of a fundamental element of their identity and their existence: the land. This phenomenon, causing 8 million victims during the whole armed conflict, has not stopped with the signing of the Peace Agreement, on the contrary, it continues to rise. Read more...
Colombia Peace Agreement: Gender Justice marred by lack of political will

In Colombia, there are over 6 million rural women, many of whom have had limited access to land due to conflict and structural policies that have historically concentrated the property of land in the hands of men. The signing of the Peace Agreement raised hopes to make this situation change, yet nothing is being accomplished. Read more...
Colombia: Human rights violations in the context of the national strike

What initially was a call to protest the regressive Tributary Reform presented by the Duque government, has turned into a social explosion triggered by the upsurge in violence, the assassination of community leaders, the government’s failings regarding the Peace Agreement, increased poverty, precarious working conditions, and measures adopted by the government to deal with the crisis generated by the pandemic. Read more...
Colombia: Despite attempts to curb it, the process of finding the truth moves forward

The truth is an indispensable element in peace and reconciliation processes. Its importance remains in the need for the creation of a collective memory, the fight against oblivion and the guaranteeing of the rights of victims and society to know what happened in the context of the armed conflict. The process of obtaining truth, justice and reparation in Colombia is progressing little by little, despite attempts by the far right to curb it. Read more...
Omar Moreno, life and peasant struggle
Hymn of the Indigenous Guard

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