Join WOLA in a conversation with Father Francisco “Paco” Iznardo and William Reese on promising programs that connect youth with employment and more hopeful futures despite a reality of widespread violence, lack of quality education, job training, and entry-level jobs.
Colombia’s government and the FARC achieved their recent breakthrough in peace negotiations by setting down basic principles on the rights of victims to truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-repetition. Please join us for the next Colombia Peace Forum to analyze the role of historical memory in these transitional justice issues.
Colombia appears to be nearing an end to its bitter internal armed conflict. After 50 years and a death toll approaching a quarter million, Colombia has its best chance in decades of securing peace. Join us for a discussion on the current developments and post-conflict challenges Colombia will face.
To handle Central America's violence crisis, Guatemala, Honduras, and most recently El Salvador have all turned to their troops to provide domestic security. Please join us for a discussion that addresses why governments use this strategy and how doing so affects populations, overall security, and civil-military relations.
During the last two decades, Justicia y Paz has engaged in research, advocacy, and legal casework, regarding oil palm expansion and related forced displacement, environmental damage, and human rights violations in Colombia.