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ABColombia is the advocacy project of a group of five leading UK and Irish organisations with programmes in Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF and Trócaire. Amnesty International and PBI are observers.

 

ABColombia es un proyecto de incidencia política de cinco agencias Británicas e Irlandesas con programas en Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF y Trócaire. Amnistía Internacional y PBI son observadores. 

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Publications

 

"Civil Society Speaking Out: Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia" (preliminary findings)


English



"Colombia: Women, Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process"

 

English / Spanish

 

 

"Giving It Away: The Consequences of an Unsustainable Mining Policy in Colombia"

 

English / Spanish

 

 

 

More ABColombia publications here

 

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Latest from ABColombia  


EVENT:


Colombian peace talks: shining a light on gender  


Conversation with Claudia Mejía Duque,

Colombian Human Rights Defender


Thursday 30 April, 1-2pm

Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL


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March 2015


Former intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado convicted of illegal surveillance by Supreme Court


Maria del Pilar Hurtado will now face justice for a number of crimes, including having ordered illegal surveillance of opposition leaders, human rights defenders, journalists and members of the Supreme Court. Many of the human rights defenders that were subject to illegal surveillance are partners or allies of ABColombia members.


Full story here


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February 2015


British MPs raise concerns
about Human Rights Defenders in Colombia
in letter sent to the Colombian Ambassador


23 British MPs have signed a letter to the Colombian Ambassador to the UK regarding the situation in Colombia for Human Rights Defenders. Colombia continues to be an extremely dangerous place to defend human rights: 55 human rights defenders were killed in 2014.


The letter raises concerns about the security situation faced by the Zenú Indigenous Peoples and the Governor of the Alto San Jorge resguardo, Irrael Aguilar Solano.


Full story here


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Workers growing Valentine’s Day flowers face
low pay and long hours  


Around Valentine’s Day, Colombia’s flower industry is in full swing to satisfy the high demand from US and European markets. Unfortunately, flower workers do not benefit, as their working and living conditions continue to be precarious.




Photo: Leonardo Munoz/ EPA


Full story here



 

Latest News on Colombia  

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February 2015

10 years since massacre at San José de Apartadó 

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January 2015

Palm oil cultivators sentenced for paramilitary ties and land grabs
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January 2015

Ireland hold debate on EU- Colombia/Peru Free Trade Agreement 
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January 2015

Royal Visit to Colombia

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January 2015

Journalist Jineth Bedoya calls for greater recognition and protection for Colombia’s victims

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November 2014

New ABColombia report launched in UK Parliament: 'Civil Society Speaking Out: Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia'


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