Upcoming Events


Building Peace from the Ground Up in Medellín

Join us for a discussion with Catalina Cock of Fundación Mi Sangre, a Medellín, Colombia-based NGO supporting anti-personnel mine victims and at-risk youth.

Launching Uruguay’s New Law to Regulate Cannabis

WOLA is pleased to invite you to a conversation on Uruguay's pioneering legal marijuana law.

Violence and Displacement in Colombia's Main Pacific Port: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis

The port city of Buenaventura, Colombia, is experiencing a humanitarian crisis; what can be done?

Past Events

Truth and Justice in Guatemala: The Case of the Military Diary

Join Makrina Gudiel, coordinator of the Network of Guatemalan Women Human Rights Defenders, as she discusses her personal fight for justice as well as the decades-long struggle to end U.S. support for repressive regimes in Guatemala.

Making the Colombia Labor Action Plan Work for Workers

Join us in the Senate as we discuss whether Colombia is meeting its requirements under the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan.

Women, Drug Policy, and Incarceration in the Americas

This roundtable will explore the increased participation of women in all spheres of the illicit drugs market, as well as the gender dynamics of their involvement, and the need to rethink the hemispheric approach to the issue from a human rights and gender perspective.

Responsibility of the State to Protect: Perspectives from Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador

Women human rights defenders from Mexico and Central America will discuss the violence being faced by women who defend human rights.

Human Rights Prosecutions in El Salvador

Please join WOLA and guests from El Salvador for an update and discussion of the status of human rights prosecutions in the country.

Mexico’s National Institute of Migration: Migrant Rights and the Need for Reform

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Sonja Wolf about the need to reform Mexico's National Institute of Migration.

The 2013 WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award Presentation

Join WOLA and Duke University for a reception honoring Jonathan Katz for his new book, "The Big Truck That Went By," on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

The Colombian Peace Process: A Northern Ireland Perspective

What can Colombia learn from the peace process in Northern Ireland?

One Year After Chávez: Venezuela, Chavismo, and Democracy

One year after the death of former president Hugo Chavez, how is Maduro--Chavez's handpicked successor--managing the country's crises?

Labor Rights in Colombia: Real Progress or Broken Promises?

Join WOLA and the Solidarity Center as we host Colombian labor and human rights activists.

Demobilization and Reintegration in Colombia: Past Lessons, Upcoming Challenges, and International Support

A peace agreement with the FARC will mean a major demobilization and reintegration effort for ex-combatants; what can we learn from Colombia's past attempts?

Assessing the State of Judicial Reforms in Mexico

WOLA invites you to join us for a lively conversation with two of Mexico’s leading experts on judicial reform.

Human Rights and Drug Policy

What does it mean to have a human rights-focused drug policy?

Perspectives on Colombia’s Peace Process and Opportunities for U.S. Engagement

Save the Date: Three-panel discussion on the Colombia peace process with Colombian and U.S. policymakers and human rights defenders.