... monitoring the peace process and human rights
Colombia has suffered the longest internal armed conflict in the region. Even as peace negotiations proceed, human rights abuses and mass displacement continue. Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, as well as human and labor rights activists, bear the brunt of violence. At the same time, the country continues to be Latin America's largest recipient of U.S. military assistance. WOLA advocates for a negotiated end to the conflict, a shift away from U.S. military assistance, and for human rights and social justice policies that are essential for a lasting peace.
Key Program Themes
Colombia is negotiating an end to its decades-long conflict. Click here to learn more about the conflict, the talks, and WOLA’s advocacy for a lasting peace.
As Colombia strengthens trade ties with the United States, Colombian workers continue to suffer from anti-union violence and labor rights violations. Click here to learn what WOLA is doing to support fundamental workers’ rights.
Colombia’s internal armed conflict has led to massive human rights abuses, greatly affecting Afro-Colombian, indigenous, and displaced persons. Click here to see how WOLA sheds light on the situation of Colombia’s most marginalized populations and advocates for more effective policies that put human rights first.
Colombia News & Analysis
Addressing Economic Marginalization of Ethnic Minorities as Colombia Transitions from Conflict to Peace
U.S. Organizations Support Broad Inclusion of Victims’ Voices into Colombian Peace Process and Urge Protection for Victims and Defenders
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