Colombia NAP Overview

On 24 November 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) came to a historic peace agreement — after one half-century of internal armed conflict that led to 220,000 people being killed. This peace agreement included over 100 provisions on gender issues and led to one of the most successful weapon laydowns in history.  However, in the post-agreement period violence has persisted, with widespread violence against human rights defenders, land defenders, ex-combatants, and Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists. The CEDAW Committee, in 2016, commended WILPF’s advocacy for the participation of women in the Colombian peace process and asked for a fast implementation of WILPF’s recommendations on the inclusion of women in the peace process and on the protection of women human rights defenders.

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