About Us

British and Irish Agencies working in Colombia

Agencias Británicas e Irlandesas trabajando en Colombia

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 Peace Brigades International (PBI) are observers.

Founded in 1997 to work on the question of forced internal displacement, it has since expanded its mandate to cover human rights and development.

ABColombia’s purpose is to influence decision makers in the UK and Ireland and, through them, European level decision making with a view to resolving the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Colombia and achieve a lasting peace and equitable and sustainable development.

ABColombia Member Organisations

ABColombia Staff

Saskia Hughes

Saskia Hughes

Saskia Hughes (Intern since April 2019) Saskia is completing an internship with ABColombia whilst studying Latin American Studies at UCL part time.
Louise Winstanley

Louise Winstanley

Programme & Advocacy Manager
Louise is the Programme and Advocacy Manager of ABColombia, she has been working in this role since 2010. Louise has worked on the issues of human rights and sustainable development in Colombia for the last 16 years, two of which were spent working in-country. She has an MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development and...