The Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP) advises and accompanies the Wounaan Nonam community of Santa Rosa de Guayacan (a rural area near Buenaventura on the Calima river) since 2010, after a paramilitary incursion in the region forced the community to abandon their homes and take refuge in the urban area of Buenaventura. Continue reading Resisting on their lands
It´s two o´clock in the afternoon. The girls are picking fruit, your mother-in-law asleep, the buffalos have been fed. You slump into the hammock in the colombian paradise where you´ve lived your whole life, for a well deserved rest. Two aggressive sounds break the tranquility.
The celebration that we organised, as the PBI field team in Barrancabermeja, we felt it to be a necessity, because this was one of the places where we first had a presence, over twenty years ago, and where we still work today.