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: the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Christian Aid, Oxfam, the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and Trócaire. Amnesty International and Peace Brigades International (PBI) are observers.

Founded in 1997, ABColombia’s purpose is to influence decision makers in the UK and Ireland and through them, international/intergovernmental 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 advocates in favour of human and environmental rights, peace, justice and sustainable development, women rights and equality, and the rights of marginalised communities. ABColombia develops the collective advocacy work of its members. Our members work with around 100 partner organisations in Colombia, most of whom are marginalised communities with little access to decision-making forums nationally or internationally

ABColombia Member Organisations

ABColombia Observer Members


ABColombia Staff

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. She previously worked as Advocacy Officer for Peace Brigades International UK section. Before this she spent two years in Colombia working as an international observer with PBI. She has an MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development....