Realities of Territorial Peace: Perspectives of the women from Meta and Bolivar – Part II. Follow-up report on the gender actions of the socio-economic Reincorporation Policy of former FARC-EP members.
Date: November 2021
The second chapter of this report analyses the progress, barriers and challenges identified at the territorial level in relation to the fulfilment of 8 gender indicators of the national policy for the social and economic reincorporation of former FARC-EP members (Conpes 3931 of 2018) in the departments of Meta and Bolivar 5 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016.
The analysis is based on the voices, experiences, realities and perceptions of the women participants with respect to the narratives developed in the official reports on the targeted gender indicators, thus enabling an understanding of the real impact that the implementation of the socio-economic reincorporation policy has had on the lives of women to date.
This chapter provides specific recommendations for the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalisation - ARN so that the gender actions envisaged in the framework of Conpes 3931 of 2018 are effective and come closer to the visions of women who signed the Peace Agreement and who continue to fight for peace as a fundamental right.
Realities of Territorial Peace: Perspectives of the women from Meta and Bolivar – Part I. Follow-up report on the gender indicators of the Peace Agreement signed between the Government and the FARC-EP.
Date: November 2021
This report analyses the progress, barriers, and challenges that have been identified at the territorial level in relation to the fulfillment of 7 gender indicators of the Peace Agreement Implementation Framework Plan in the departments of Bolivar and Meta almost 5 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016.
The analysis is based on the voices, experiences, realities, and perceptions of women in these two departments with respect to the narratives developed in the official reports on the targeted gender indicators, thus enabling an understanding of the real impact that the implementation of the Peace Agreement has had on women's lives.
It thus provides specific recommendations to each of the responsible entities so that the gender measures envisaged in the framework of the Peace Agreement are effective and come closer to the women’s visions who continue to fight for peace as a fundamental right.
Situation of female Leaders and Human Rights Defenders in the Departments of Cauca and Meta - Report 2021
Date: September 2021
Mapping violence against women in the departments of Cauca (Corinto and Suarez) and Meta (Mesetas, Granada and Vista Hermosa) to inquire various forms of violence that are engrained in the bodies of women, their identity and sexual diversity; it is also to account for the intersections of such violence, the violence exercised on these women during the disputes over the territories carried out by the armed actors, and the violence arising from the insufficient state presence in these territories. The traces and paths in the elaboration of this cartography present a reality that is not accounted for in its magnitude and effects: violence against women, female leaders and human rights defenders.
Women speak out
Date: December 2020
The report “Women Speak Out” is a follow up on the implementation of the Law 1257 of 2008 in the department of Meta. This report represents the consolidated work of the Departmental Network of Citizen Ombudspersons for the right of life free from violence for women in the department of Meta, a unique process at national level created by the Veeduría Mujeres libres de violencia de Villavicencio, Veeduría Somos Equidad de Mesetas, Veeduría Mujeres Valientes del municipio de Vistahermosa and supported by LIMPAL Colombia.
Female Human Rights Defenders: Voices of Life and Resistance
Date: September 2020
The purpose of the report “Defensoras, voces de vida y resistencia” (Female Human Rights Defenders, voices of life and resistance) aims to highlight the aggressions against female human rights defenders in Colombia and the factors and context that foster this situation, to recognize their origins and the way the aggresions have affected and continue to affect women in leadership positions in Colombia.
This publication is the result of a symphony of female voices who are dedicated to the defense of human rights and their organizations. It has been produced by LIMPAL Colombia and Sisma Mujer, considering the contributions of the articulation spaces of “Cumbre de Mujeres por la Paz (the Women’s Summit for Peace) and GPAZ and the Program “Somos Defensores” (“we are defenders”), where the systematization and monitoring of the aggressions against the defenders was conducted, which made this report possible.
Women for Disarmament
Date: October 2018
This report presents information gathered between December 2016 and August 2017 about the circulation of weapons in Colombia and the different effects that the use and carrying of these weapons has on women. These effects are analyzed, both in the process of laying down arms and in the post-conflict stage that the country is going through at the moment, with the UNSCR 1325 at center stage. The voices of women in the territories where LIMPAL works, as well as international experiences related to this issue, highlight the need to build a country and a world without weapons.
XII Report on socio-political violence against women, adolescents and girls in Colombia
Date: February 2015
The report incorporates updated information on the situation of women, female teenagers and girls, with a differential reading and a focus on Indigenous and Afro-Colombian women, in the context of the armed conflict and the socio-political and economic violence that persists in the regions and territories. It shows that women, young women/adolescents and girls continue to be victims of sexual violence and other forms of violence, threats and risks because they are women. It demonstrates that the Colombian state and the institutions continue to respond insufficiently and do not guarantee their rights, which is a demand reiterated in the reports by the women and the Mesa por el derecho de las mujeres a una vida libre de violencias Ley 1257 organitation.
Women Breaking the Silence
Date: December 2012
This agenda brings together proposals from women from different sectors and social movements in the department of Bolívar, focusing on participation, peacebuilding, security and violence prevention. This document is, at the same time, a political advocacy tool and a historical manifest of the situation of women in Bolívar during the last years and of a peace proposal that women have been promoting since then within their community, on national and international level.
The power of women building peace
Date: December 2014
This publication is a collection of the history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Latin America, telling stories about countries such as Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico, among others. It also presents the main postulates of the organization vis-à-vis militarism, peace and freedom.
Lejanías: The right to create memory
Date: January 2009
This document presents a series of testimonies on the effects of the armed conflict on the women of La Porfía, in Villavicencio and Meta. These testimonies were collected and analyzed based on a dialogue of knowledge and collective learning with the women of the region. Its main objective is to contribute to the construction of a narrative that highlights the different effects that the war had on those women.
Stories of a war-torn place told by women
Date: January 2009
This document presents a series of testimonies of female victims of displacement in the south of the country who, in spite of war, poverty and discrimination, refuse to lose hope. These testimonies are a still valid call to fight against any kind of violence and an example for the resistance and persistence that women have in order to face a world that closes its doors to them.