WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Bottom-up transitional justice processes, 6 years of progress in Colombia

3:30pm-6:00pm Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Washington, D.C

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PAX for Peace and The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) invite you to a film screening and panel discussion on the topic of forced recruitment of minors and reintegration of ex-combatants in indigenous reserves in Cauca.

For over 25 years PAX has worked in Colombia at the national level and in several regions including the mining corridor of Cesar, self-governing ethnic territories in northern Cauca, and municipalities in the La Macarena region in Meta. Since the demobilization of the paramilitary AUC (2003-2006) and the Peace Agreement with the FARC in 2016, transitional justice has been a major focus of our work. This includes the strengthening of victims’ participation in transitional justice processes following the Peace Agreement, but also implementing campaigns on corporate accountability regarding the role of businesses during the armed conflict. Additionally, we support marginalized communities in the process of reintegration of demobilized former combatants, in their search for forcibly disappeared persons, and with monitoring security risks.

Date: Tuesday, 23rd May

Time: 3.30pm-6pm

Location: Busboys and Poets 14th & V, Washington D.C.

RSVP: Please email Alana Tomlin [email protected] if you wish to attend.


View the full invitation here.