Colombia was the first country in the world to commit in its Peace Accord with the FARC-EP to no amnesties for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. Join in a conversation with Colombian Human Rights Defenders whose work focuses on raising awareness of the magnitude of the sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls.
The speakers will discuss their engagement with the Truth Commission, how women and girls encounter violence, their strategies and proposals from a feminist perspective for tackling gender-based violence in Colombia. There will be a particular focus on the intersectionality of the violence particularly against indigenous woman and girls, and ways in which women and girls are developing responses, along with changes that can be made to government security policies.
Join in a conversation with three Colombian human rights defenders Nasa Indigenous leader, Margarita Hilamo, Lawyer specialising in the Prevention of Sexual Violence, Carolina Solano, and Lizeth Trejos, coordinator of the Observatory of Human Rights and Violence against Women of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca.