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

Louise Winstanley

Louise Winstanley

Programme & Advocacy Manager
Louise has been working with ABColombia since 2010. As Programme and Advocacy Manager, Louise’s role is to manage and co-ordinate the work of ABColombia.
Irina Muñoz

Irina Muñoz

Information Officer
Irina joined ABColombia in April 2017. As Information Officer, Irina’s role is to support the work of ABColombia and manage incoming information and news on Colombia. She is also the contact person for events, fundraising and internships.
Helen Carter

Helen Carter

Research & Communications Intern
Helen joined ABColombia in February 2018. As Research and Communications Intern, Helen assists the ABColombia team with social media, carrying out research, the logistical planning and organisation of public events and human rights defender visits in the UK.
Georgia Burke

Georgia Burke

Research & Communications Intern
Georgia joined ABColombia in October 2017. As Research and Communications Intern, Georgia assists the ABColombia team with carrying out research, editing the website and other communications work, the logistical planning and organisation of public events, meetings and human rights defender visits in the UK.