Re-Examining Identities and Power: Gender in peacebuilding in Colombia
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This report examines gender in peacebuilding in Colombia where decades of amred conflict and high levels of criminal violence have greatly affected the society. The report provides a overview of the hisotry of violent confict in Colombia froma gendered perspective and then examines theree local civil society organizations, Association of Women of Eastern Antioquia (Asociacion de Mujeres del Oriente Antioqueño, AMOR), a women’s organisation that is increasingly working on issues of both femininities and masculinities; ayuumunsurat/Mujeres Tejiendo Paz (Women Weaving Peace), an organisation led by indigenous women working for transitional justice and gender equality; and Santamaria Foundation (Santamaría Fundación, SF), a trans-women’s rights organisation.
The research is based on 12 individual and 2 collective interviews conducted in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín and Riohacha by the International Alert research team between February and March 2013.
Four Key Themes
- the economic and livelihoods dimensions of peacebuilding;
- intergenerational conflict and age–gender dynamics;
- permutations and continuums of violence; and
- access to justice
- Re-Examining Identities and Power: Gender in peacebuilding in Colombia, Diana López Castañeda and Henri Myrttinen (2014) International Alert.