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.
The guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), meeting in the Temporary Zone of La Elvira, Cauca, with great satisfaction, report to have successfully completed the first national gender workshop held throughout our organization's history.
Yadira, Rosita and Edith live in Bojayá. Their stories are heavy with sufferance. They wish to have a piece of land of their own.
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.
How did the women from the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP celebrate March 8 this year, at the doorstep of a final peace agreement. Here is a report written by them about their activities that day. The original can be found at www.mujerfariana.org
This March 8, International Women's Day, the FARC-EP wishes to greet and embrace all Colombian women with great affection.
Written by Isabela Sanroque, FARC-EP Peace delegation
Casually, a few years ago I heard a peasant woman ask Comrade Mariana Paez: What did you do as a woman to become a commander? Mariana convincingly responded: "Well, compañera, same thing as men do" and closed the issue with her characteristic smile.
The huge, full moon which illuminates the nights this March of struggles and hopes, shines with intensity, joining the dreams and joys of all women in the world, who proudly commemorate their international day this Sunday 8th.
Today, March 6, two days before International Women's Day, the third (and last) meeting between the Gender sub-Commission (a joint commission of FARC delegates and government delegates, mostly women) and six representatives of women's organizations from Colombia took place.
On February 11, the Gender Sub-Commission of the FARC-EP and the National Government held the second of three meetings with representatives from women organizations in Colombia.