Experiences, contributions and recognition: women in the peace process in Havana

The Corporation for Social and Economic Research and Action
(Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica, CIASE)
and the Humanas Corporation – Regional Center for Human Rights
and Gender Justice (Corporación Humanas – Centro Regional de
Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Género) are both part of Colombia’s
vibrant and immensely diverse women’s movement, which takes on
challenges, moves forward, creates, and transforms. Acting through
diverse networks and platforms, the women’s movement strove to
participate actively in the process of shaping the peace agreement
between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP. Fully
aware of the opportunities that the agreement would bring in terms
of guaranteeing women’s rights given that it recognized both the
enormous impact the armed conflict had on women and the need
to respect diversity, whether ethnic, cultural, racial, or regarding
sexual orientation, we made proposals for each one of the points of
the negotiation agenda.

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