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.
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.
Afro-descendants make up approximately 200 million people in the Americas. Despite efforts to improve their socio-economic condition, they still face numerous challenges. Join us for a discussion with leaders of the Afro-descendant movement from the region
Colombia's peace process can be strengthened by finding ways to engage a broader set of civil society stakeholders. One important group excluded so far, the Afro-Colombian population, is working to have its needs and proposals heard at the peace table.
On May 20, WOLA and the Florida International University will host a panel discussion on security challenges in Central America and the dangers of pursuing repressive policies to confront crime and violence.
WOLA and American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies will be holding a panel discussion on conceptual and methodological advances in research addressing pressing urban issues in Latin America.