Longing for Peace International Delegation April 18 – 27, 2017

Longing for Peace International Delegation April 18 – 27, 2017

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Colombia is going through an historic but uncertain period. The results of four years of peace negotiations between the Government and the FARC – a comprehensive agreement on five areas related to the conflict – was voted down at the start of October 2016 by the narrowest of margins. This has led to some of the largest demonstrations in Colombia’s history, showing that Colombian people are longing for peace, although the next steps are still unclear. Nevertheless, even if a way out can be found, the end of the conflict does not mean the end of all the violence in the country. Other armed groups are adapting to the situation and there is much work to be done at the grassroots to embed structures of social, economic, cultural and environmental justice.

What to expect:

* Meet with human rights’ defenders, Afro-Colombian and small-scale farming communities in Bogota, El Nilo, Cauca, and the Humanitarian Space in Buenaventura.
* Gain an in-depth understanding of the implementation of the 2016 peace accords with the FARC from the perspective of social movements.

 

Cost: € 1.200 or $1,300 USD; Delegation fee includes: meals, lodging, delegation interpreters and facilitators, transportation within Colombia, delegation set-up, and reading materials. Airfare to and from Colombia is not included.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

AUSTRIA: Tel: 01/408 53 32 • Email: office@versoehnungsbund.at

BOGOTA: Tel: 57/1 212 68 45 • Email: peter@peacepresence.org or maren@peacepresence.org