Colombia: Grassroots Perspectives on what makes for Peace

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G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT

Roberts Building

Malet Place

London

WC1E 7JE

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Join a conversation with Colombian Human Rights Defender Danilo Rueda of the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP), a human rights organisation with more than 31 years of experience of working to expose human rights violations in the conflict regions of Colombia.

Danilo Rueda works in a hostile environment and has been subjected to various death threats for his work supporting grassroots communities, who have devised a unique way to resist forced displacement and land grabs by living in humanitarian and biodiversity zones protected by special measures from the IACHR. Recently, the armed conflict between neo-paramilitary groups, the ELN guerrilla and dissidents of the FARC has increased in the rural areas.

Danilo will discuss the impact of conflict, how it is exacerbated by economic interests and what communities understand peace to mean as they struggle for their land rights and land restitution.

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Louise Winstanley, Programme and Advocacy Manager, ABColombia

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This is a free event, but please RSVP via Eventbrite. For any questions or queries, please get in touch with events@abcolombia.org.uk.

This event is jointly organised by PBI and ABColombia.


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G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT

Roberts Building

Malet Place

London

WC1E 7JE

United Kingdom

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