VIII International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia

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The Colombian Caravana-UK Group, in partnership with Colombian human rights lawyers and defenders, is excited to announce the Eighth International Caravana of Jurists: The New Challenges of accessing justice in Colombia: Navigating gender and ethnic dynamics amidst corporate abuses. This pivotal event aims to shed light on the pressing human rights issues faced by Colombia and offers a platform for dialogue, advocacy, and action. About the Caravana: The Caravana serves as the nexus for delegates eager to engage with the human rights landscape in Colombia. This edition offers: • Insightful Retrospective: Reflecting on the challenges highlighted in the 2022 report, such as escalating violence, unmet peace agreements, and systemic barriers. • Colombia's Current Landscape: Despite strides towards peace, Colombia grapples with ongoing violence, affecting rural regions, Indigenous territories, Afro-Colombian communities, and marginalized urban areas. • Gender Dynamics: Highlighting the crucial role of women in peacebuilding and the barriers they face, including gender-based violence and societal norms. • Ethnic Dynamics: Recognizing the challenges faced by indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, including violence, forced recruitment, displacement, and discrimination. • Corporate Accountability: Addressing the nexus between corporate interests and human rights abuses, especially concerning environmental conflicts and land dispossession. Delegation Approach & Objectives: The Eighth Delegation is committed to: • Understanding the intricate challenges faced by human rights lawyers and defenders. • Spotlighting the gender and ethnic dynamics intertwined with the escalating violence. • Engaging in first-hand interviews, dialogues, and collaborations to gain insights and formulate actionable recommendations. • Advocating for policy reforms, legislative amendments, and structural changes to ensure justice, protect vulnerable populations, and address gender-based violence and corporate accountability. Join us in amplifying the voices of those impacted by these challenges, fostering international solidarity, and paving the way for a just and enduring peace in Colombia. For nominations, inquiries, or further details, please contact Ana Bolena Chamie at colombian.caravana@gmail.com.

Colombian Caravana

The Colombian Caravana-UK Group, in partnership with Colombian human rights lawyers and defenders, is excited to announce the Eighth International Caravana of Jurists. This pivotal event aims to shed light on the pressing human rights issues faced by Colombia and offers a platform for dialogue, advocacy, and action. About the Caravana: The Caravana serves as the nexus for delegates eager to engage with the human rights landscape in Colombia. This edition offers: • Insightful Retrospective: Reflecting on the challenges highlighted in the 2022 report, such as escalating violence, unmet peace agreements, and systemic barriers. • Colombia's Current Landscape: Despite strides towards peace, Colombia grapples with ongoing violence, affecting rural regions, Indigenous territories, Afro-Colombian communities, and marginalized urban areas. • Gender Dynamics: Highlighting the crucial role of women in peacebuilding and the barriers they face, including gender-based violence and societal norms. • Ethnic Dynamics: Recognizing the challenges faced by indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, including violence, forced recruitment, displacement, and discrimination. • Corporate Accountability: Addressing the nexus between corporate interests and human rights abuses, especially concerning environmental conflicts and land dispossession. Delegation Approach & Objectives: The Eighth Delegation is committed to: • Understanding the intricate challenges faced by human rights lawyers and defenders. • Spotlighting the gender and ethnic dynamics intertwined with the escalating violence. • Engaging in first-hand interviews, dialogues, and collaborations to gain insights and formulate actionable recommendations. • Advocating for policy reforms, legislative amendments, and structural changes to ensure justice, protect vulnerable populations, and address gender-based violence and corporate accountability. Join us in amplifying the voices of those impacted by these challenges, fostering international solidarity, and paving the way for a just and enduring peace in Colombia. For nominations, inquiries, or further details, please contact Ana Bolena Chamie at colombian.caravana@gmail.com.

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