Some of the more than 140 women who participated in the peace talks between the National Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP that took place in Cuba, met this past Wednesday to present the book titled "Experiences, Contributions and Recognition: Women in the Havana Peace Process" as a recognition of the permanent work and the contribution of a gender perspective in the construction of the peace agreement.
In the framework of the First National Gender Encounter organized by the Gender Team of the FARC-EP, the “Implementation of Agreements with a Gender Perspective” workshop was held in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. Participants expressed their interest as women monitor and oversee the implementation of the gender perspective of the Peace Agreement signed between the FARC-EP and the National Government.
A series of protests and marches all across the United States and many other countries have taken place this weekend after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. The most notorious are the "Women´s Marches" that have been convened in various countries and cities with massive participation.
Yadira, Rosita and Edith live in Bojayá. Their stories are heavy with sufferance. They wish to have a piece of land of their own.
Life of women has been traced by historical violence and exclusion that has made them invisible as active participants in the construction of political and social realities. Half of the Colombian population is made up of women that in many cases are doubly harmed in everyday life.
It is a sunny afternoon somewhere in the Yari plains, and I am there only with the idea of meeting with commandante Isabela San Roque to discuss all possible issues.
On May 18 and 19, the Gender subcommission of the FARC-EP and the Colombian government held a two-day international meeting with female ex combatants from all over the world
Barequeo: women are 90% of the workforce
The "barequeo" or getting gold through artisanal means has been the economic activity par excellence of the inhabitants of the Pacific coast. The region's people who through it, have managed to support their families and ensure their survival in a region abandoned to their fate by the state, have done this work for generations.
Simanca Judith Herrera, known inside the FARC as 'Victoria Sandino', is one of the 12 women interviewed for the book 'Women: peace, politics and power', recently published by Ediciones Aurora.
Yesterday, Comandante Iv?n M?rquez welcomed the second working day of the delegation of women's organizations, which since the day before yesterday has been conducting activities with the Gender Subcommission, discussing the specific issue of conflict-related gender-based and sexual violence.