WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas


After over half a century of fighting, Colombia has put an end to the longest internal armed conflict in the region. Yet even as the peace process moves forward, violence against community activists and minority groups continues at an alarming rate.

Because indigenous and Afro-Colombians bear the brunt of this violence, it is the fate of these communities that will determine whether Colombia can achieve a lasting peace. WOLA advocates for policies that defend these communities, for the full implementation of Colombia’s peace accords, and for U.S. aid to move beyond a military focus in order to effectively address the country’s post-peace challenges.

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