Female genital mutilation

Cutting danger: Female genital mutilation

While it is more commonly associated with parts of Africa, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that has taken hold in select communities...
Eln Colombia

ELN: a chance for a ‘complete’ peace

Following the joint announcement on March 30 that the ELN and the Colombian government will begin the public phase of peace talks, Veronika Hoelker analyses the impact of the ELN beginning this phase of talks in the context of other peace setbacks

“We are drawn to what we don’t know”: Artist Jorge Alderete...

Ten years ago, Jorge Alderete opened a book named Easter Island and its Mysteries by Steven Chauvet, and fell headfirst into an obsession with...
El Testigo documentary armed conflict Colombia

British filmmaker offers a “meditation on forgiveness” in documentary on Colombian...

Kate Horne and Jesús Abad Colorado. British documentary filmmaker Kate Horne’s latest documentary film The...
Human Rights Watch draws attention to hunger crisis in Wayuu community

Wayuu hunger crisis requires OECD intervention, urges Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), through a public letter, to examine Colombian government response to...

HIV cases continue to increase across Colombian cities

There is a crisis facing Medellin, a city with one of Colombia’s highest rates of HIV diagnoses across the country. In 2013, there were...

iNNpulsa Colombia and Fulbright Offer Masters in Innovation Scholarship

An alliance between iNNpulsa Colombia and the Fulbright program of the US government has started the scholarship ‘Route of Innovation', which is currently open...
Activists Colombia, Activists deaths

Colombian activists hit hardest by spiralling violence

As Colombian activists, human rights workers, and community leaders continue to be attacked throughout the country, Emma Newbery looks at the causes they are fighting for.
post-conflict Colombia

One year in post-conflict Colombia: Pieces of peace

November 24, 2016, saw the understated signing of the revised peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC. This first year of post-conflict has seen its fair share of challenges – most recently the amendments to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) which some insiders dubbed ‘the worst crisis in peace process yet.’
Post-plebiscite questions

What next? Post-plebiscite questions and possibilities

While the ‘No’ vote presented a major setback on the road towards peace and raised a lot of post-plebiscite questions, there is also the small hope that it could represent an opportunity to lay a stronger foundation for an agreement, with more buy-in from this divided society.