Join the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) and The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for a conversation on:
Peace Accord Implementation from an Afro-Colombian Perspective
The 2016 Peace Accord includes a hard-fought Ethnic Chapter with the aim of imbuing peace implementation with Afro-Colombian and indigenous considerations, grounding commitments of the accord in ethnic communities. However, out of the Chapter’s 13 stipulations, seven (54%) have not begun implementation, four (31%) have minimum implementation, and two (15%) have intermediate levels of implementation. The lack of political will from the Duque administration to implement the Ethnic Chapter is manifested in the lack of funding being allocated to the Ethnic Chapters verification entity, now unable to fulfill its duty. Afro-Colombian communities have seen the ground gained in representation through the Ethnic Chapter backslide, along with their population being slashed by 31% in the latest national census. Just as the armed conflict affected Afro-Colombians disproportionately, so does lackluster implementation. Join us to learn more.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Washington Office on Latin America, WOLA
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009
Luz Marina Becerra Panesso
National Association for Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES)
Ariel Rosebal Palacios Angulo
National Conference of Afro-Colombian Organizations (CNOA) / Afro-Colombian Peace Council (CONPA)
Director for the Andes, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Executive Director, International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality)
Simultaneous interpretation will be available. Live stream available at Facebook live: /raceandequality. Hors d’oeuvres will be served
Please RSVP to [email protected] by C.O.B. on Monday, February 10