Experiences, Contributions and recognition: Women in peace process in Havana

The Corporation for Social and Economic Research and Action (Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica, CIASEiase) and the Humanas Corporation – Regional Center for Human Rights and Gender Justice (Corporación Humanas – Centro Regional de Derechos Humanos y Justicia de Género) are both part of Colombia’s vibrant and immensely diverse women’s movement, which takes on challenges, moves forward, creates, and transforms. 

Acting through diverse networks and platforms, the women’s movement strove to participate actively in the process of shaping the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP. Fully aware of the opportunities that the agreement would bring in terms of guaranteeing women’s rights given that it recognized both the enormous impact the armed conflict had on women and the need to respect diversity, whether ethnic, cultural, racial, or regarding sexual orientation, we made proposals for each one of the points of the negotiation agenda.