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The Militarization of Peace in Colombia Shows A Need for Change in US Foreign Policy

Third and final in a series by Marcelle Cohen (LBJ School student in Master of Global Policy Studies) covering her internship at La Allianza Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz. “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.” — George W. Bush, 43rd President of the […]

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Sexual Violence in Colombia and Around the World: The Invisible, Mute, and Exempt Crime

Photo Credit: Jose Huesca/EPA via The Guardian Second in a series by Marcelle Cohen (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at La Allianza Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz. Sexual violation, forced marriage, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, forced abortion, forced sterilization; the negation of reproductive rights to access anti-contraceptives or protection from sexually transmitted disease; genital […]

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Peace and Victims: An Interview with Christian Voelkel of the International Crisis Group

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resume next week in Havana, and the highly anticipated round on the issue of victims is up for negotiations. At the table, 15 delegates will represent over 4,000 victims’ organizations and more than 6 million victims of murder, kidnapping, sexual violence […]

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Defending the Colombian Páramos

Earlier this month, the Association of Tasco Community Water (ASOACCTASCO), the Tasco Youth Collective and the Peasant Integration Foundation (FINTEC) co-hosted the 2nd meeting of the National Defendors of Páramos in Tasco, Colombia. The conference brought together various grassroots organizations to discuss the harmful effects of area mining exploitation by multinational corporations and to unify […]

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A Win for Peace in Colombia

On Sunday Colombians reelected President Juan Manuel Santos in one of the nation’s closest elections in decades. Declared a referendum for peace, the election signals public support for the ongoing peace negotiations between the Santos government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as the FARC. The fifty-year armed conflict between the Colombian […]