UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security “stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security”. In Colombian, despite the hopefulness that peace and security will emerge from talks between the government and the main armed opposition group, the forces responsible for the ongoing murders, rapes and disappearances of Afro-Colombian women human rights defenders and community leaders will still be operative and able to continue their reign of terror in Black territories due to impunity and lack of government’s accountability.
Wednesday, March 6, 2012 – 2:30 pm
Armenian Convention Center
603 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Y/Room.
Subway 6 – Lexington Avenue Local – Direction: Parkchester
As is the case for Afro-descendant women in Colombia, peace and security are very elusive in the realities of women exposed to war, internal armed conflicts and economic, social and political oppression, where issues of gender, equality, race, land, militarism and capitalism are intersectional factors provoking and supporting all forms of gender-based violence.
This panel, organized by the Black Communities’ Process in Colombia (PCN), will examine these issues, providing theoretical analysis and experiential testimony from women in Colombia and Haiti.
Contact information: Charo Mina Rojas at email@example.com – 404-357-0835.
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