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2004: The challenges of being a Women Human Rights Defender

In a context of high tension and major accusations against human rights defenders,[1] Soraya Gutiérrez, a lawyer from the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CAJAR),[2] received numerous threats and attacks. One day a package was sent to her home, Continue reading 2004: The challenges of being a Women Human Rights Defender

Between hope and disappointment: a summary of 2018

Two years since the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla, the long process has begun towards the agreement’s implementation. Continue reading Between hope and disappointment: a summary of 2018

Twenty years since the Mapiripán massacre, twenty years of memory

Between the 15th and 20th July 1997 a group of one hundred men who formed part of the paramilitary group United Self-defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) arrived in Mapiripán (department of Meta) in order to commit once of the worst massacres that deeply scarred the history of this Colombian municipality, where it seemed the army was aware and because of this one of the Generals from the armed forces has been sentenced. Continue reading Twenty years since the Mapiripán massacre, twenty years of memory