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U.S. Civil Society Expresses Outrage by Response to Peaceful Protest in Colombia

Letter to Ambassador Pinzon Calls on Investigation of Abuses
Analysis & Commentary
In this letter to the he Colombian Ambassador to the United States, civil society organizations in the United States express their outrage by the government's response to peaceful protest in Northern Cauca and call on the Colombian government to investigate the abuses committed during the protest.

An Effective Transition to Post-Conflict for Afro-Colombians and Indigenous in Choco, Colombia

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The recent spike in violence by paramilitary groups highlights the many challenges that the Colombian government will face in the implementation of a potential peace accord.

Is Peace in Colombia Feasible if it Excludes Afro-Colombians and Indigenous Communities?

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On March 8, The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) and the National Afro-Colombian Peace Council (CONPA) launched an Ethnic Commission for Peace and Defense of Territorial Rights with the goal of guaranteeing participation in the peace process. Come hear from its members as they explain the importance of their inclusion in Havana.

Colombia's Peace Process: Integrating Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Rights

A WOLA Series on Colombia’s Peace Process: Ensuring the Success of a Potential Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement
Analysis & Commentary

“Concentration Zones”: the Perplexing Key to a Bilateral Ceasefire in Colombia

A WOLA Series on Colombia’s Peace Process: Ensuring the Success of a Potential Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement
Analysis & Commentary
In the context of the Colombian peace talks in Havana and possible future announcements by the negotiating parties, WOLA will be publishing a series of analytical pieces on how to ensure a successful bilateral ceasefire.

Colombia’s Peace Process: Ensuring the Success of a Potential Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement

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In the context of the Colombian peace talks in Havana, WOLA will be publishing a series of analytical pieces and videos on how to ensure the success of potential bilateral ceasefire agreement.

Congressman Sam Farr’s Latin America on the Rise Congressional Briefing Series

Envisioning Peace in Colombia
Analysis & Commentary
The following presentation was prepared by Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate for the Andes, for Congressman Sam Farr's Latin America on the Rise Congressional Briefing Series.

Afro-Colombians Unprotected from Exploitation and Violence

Analysis & Commentary
With WOLA's support, from October 1 to October 6, Congressman Hank Johnson led a delegation with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) to the Colombia. Following the visit, the observations and recommendations of the CBTU were outlined in the following report.

International Community Must Guarantee Rights of Dominico-Haitian Defenders

Analysis & Commentary
Following ruling 168-13 of the the Domican Republic's Constitutional Court, Dominico-Haitian defenders have been under attack. The deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent have further created an environment that requires international community to guarantee protection of human rights.

For a Lasting Peace, Afro-Colombians Need a Seat at the Table

Analysis & Commentary
After more than two years of negotiations between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s peace process can be strengthened by finding ways to engage a broader set of civil society stakeholders: Afro-Colombians.

Ending Coca Fumigation in Colombia is the Right Call

Can Colombia Now Seize the Opportunity to Create a More Humane and Sustainable Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation?
Analysis & Commentary
As the decades-long program of spraying coca crops with herbicides comes to an end, WOLA reflects on the history of flawed policy and what should replace it.

Afro-Colombian Leader in Cauca Speaks Out: ‘This Situation That Eats Away at Me’

Analysis & Commentary
Afro-Colombian leader, Francia Márquez Mina speaks out on the current situation her community faces.

Five Ways the U.S. Could Encourage Colombia to Work for a Lasting Peace

Analysis & Commentary
Ahead of a series of high-level talks between United States and Colombia, WOLA has five suggested messages that the U.S. should communicate to Colombian officials.

Colombia Must Take Concrete Actions for Greater Inclusion and Protection of Minority Population

Analysis & Commentary
In a Letter to Colombia's Vice Minister for Participation and Equality of Rights, WOLA Calls for Action

New Threats against Afro-Colombian Communities, Human and Labor Rights Groups Raise Concern

In a note to policymakers, WOLA documents new human and labor rights violations
Analysis & Commentary
U.S. officials must take action in the wake of continued threats against human and labor rights defenders in Colombia.

Afro-Colombian Activists Facing Increased Threats

U.S. and Colombian Governments Must Improve Protection for the Victims and Sanction Perpetrators
Analysis & Commentary
A recent wave of threats against Colombian human rights defenders underscores the need for immediate action.

Biofuels: A False Global Solution and Local Destruction in Colombia

Analysis & Commentary
In this book on biofuels, WOLA Senior Associate Gimena Sanchez contributes a chapter on the impact of palm oil on displaced and Afro-Colombian communities.

Explosion Negra: Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

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In this taped interview, renowned Colombian hip-hop group Explosión Negra (Black Explosion) share how, through music, they are contributing to the creation of a Colombia at peace.

Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

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In this taped event, the Colombian hip-hop group Explosion Negra presents on how they use music to involve Afro-Colombian youth and combat racism and violence in their communities.

ACSN Statement on Murder of Colombian Journalist

Effectiveness of Government’s Protection Unit Called into Question
Analysis & Commentary
After the murder of Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes, the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network questions how effective the government's protection program really is.