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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

 

"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

 

 

 

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March 2014

 

INFORME:

“Colombia: Mujeres, Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto
y el Proceso de Paz”


 

Descargar informe en Español / Download the report in English

 

 

 

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March 2014

 

Joint Declaration:

International organisations request that attention be paid to the case against David Ravelo  

 

Full story here

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February 2014

 

Human rights in Colombia will remain a top-priority for Great Britain after a possible peace agreement is signed, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague


ABColombia partners and other members of Colombian civil society met with Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss human rights and the prevention of sexual violence in Colombia’s conflict

 

Full story here

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February 2014

 

Colombian flower workers deserve decent working conditions this Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day is the most important season for the flower sector in Colombia. Across Colombia, approximately 600,000 people directly or indirectly depend on floriculture. This industry is important for jobs and the economy in Colombia, but it can bring with it considerable suffering for those working in the flower industry.

 

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Latest News on Colombia  

 

January 2014

ABColombia release a joint public statement with OIDHACO following an International Court Ruling on the Colombian State's Responsibility in the Forced Displacement of Communities in Cacarica

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December 2013

International Human Rights Day - 10 December 2013: the human rights situation in Colombia continues to be of grave concern. Human rights violations have increased in 2013, as shown by the steady rise in killings of human rights defenders.

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November 2013

ABColombia launch new report: Colombia: Women, Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process

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October 2013

Ethical Pact for Peace: The Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action (El Colectivo de Pensamiento y Acción Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad) have come together to create a 15-point Ethical Pact for Peace in Colombia.

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September 2013

UK Launches Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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September 2013

Two partners awarded National Human Rights prize Father Alejandro Angulo Novoa and founder and director of CCDHM (the Meta Civic Human Rights Committee) Islena Rey, received prestigious international human rights awards.

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September 2013

International Peace Day 21 September

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September 2013

ABColombia sign Joint Declaration: On the third anniversary of the detention of renowned Colombian human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo, international organisations express concern.

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September 2013

Palm cultivators sentenced for causing forced displacement in Curvaradó: In July 2013 Luis Fernando Zea Medina and Héctor Duque Echeverry were sentenced to over ten years in jail for the crimes of conspiracy, forced displacement, and the invasion of ecologically important land through the removal of the communities of the collective territory of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó.

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September 2013

Declaration on National and Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: ABColombia partners were among over 100 regional and international organisations who signed a declaration on Business and Human Rights following the Regional Forum for Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Medellin in August 2013.
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August 2013

Debate in Colombian Congress warns of a ‘Mining Apocalypse’: In June 2013 a debate in the Colombian Congress warned of a mining apocalypse. The debate focused on the practices of mining companies, irregularities in Colombia’s mining policy, and on the economic, social and environmental impacts of this national policy. This article also looks at the afro-Colombian communities of COCOMOPOCA, in Chocó, whose ancestral lands are threatened by large-scale mining.

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August 2013

Enforced Disappearances Continue in Colombia: We would like to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance by drawing attention to the ongoing use of enforced disappearance in Colombia, the harassment and obstacles faced by human rights defenders and victims’ families in their search for truth, justice and reparations, as well as the widespread impunity for perpetrators of this crime.

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August 2013

ABColombia, OIDHACO and Dial release joint Public Statement on Threats Against the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace: Threats and attacks have been made against the human rights defender Danilo Rueda from the Colombian NGO the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace.

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August 2013

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2013: ABColombia are pleased to recognise the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this 9 August, and would like to highlight the ongoing struggles faced by Colombia’s indigenous population, who make up 3.4% of the population.

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August 2013

Aerial spraying brings grave consequences for communities in northwest Colombia: Aerial chemical fumigation in the northwest of Colombia has been reported as impacting on the health and livelihoods of communities in the Embera indigenous resguardo of Uradá - Jiguamiandó in Chocó, and in the peasant farmer Peace Community of San José de Apartadó.

 

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