“Post-Accords is Not Post-Conflict” - Delegation to Colombia to Support a Just & Inclusive Peace Process
CRLN partner organization, Witness for Peace, is hosting a human rights delegation from September 6-15, 2016 focusing on the disproportionate affect of violence on Afro-Colombians and Indigenous peoples.
Despite a historic peace accord, progressive social movements in Colombia advocate for a more integral understanding of peace: sustainable peace with justice, the deconstruction of systems of inequality, impunity, and injustice. It is time to respond to Colombian peoples’ request for international support and verification, through a large Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia in September. We will focus on:
- Understanding the peace process, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as getting some perspective on the conflict from Colombian peace advocates
- Connecting with communities that have been most impacted by the armed conflict (and who will be a key element of building peace on the ground) including Afro-Colombian populations, indigenous communities, displaced campesinos, and women
- The impact of the US Free Trade Agreement & the Labor Action Plan
Date: September 6-15, 2016
Cost: Approx. $1,400
$150 deposit to reserve a spot Full payment due by July 13, 2016.
Join us to accompany Colombian social movements and victims of the armed conflict during the post-accords period!
Send your applications to Witness for Peace PO Box 12123 Raleigh, NC 27605 or apply on our website at http://www.wfpse.org/event/2016colombia/