WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Program Theme

Human Rights in Colombia

Though it enjoys some of the Western Hemisphere’s most progressive human rights laws, Colombia continues to suffer frequent, grave human rights violations. As the conflict persists in many rural parts of the country, Afro-Colombian and indigenous peoples, as well the country’s over five million internally displaced persons, continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing violence. WOLA partners with organizations throughout Colombia and abroad to shed light on abuses and advocate for policies that protect and defend the rights of all Colombians. Lasting change, however, will only be possible if the perpetrators of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings are prosecuted and the defenders of human rights are protected.