The new peace in Colombia was led and made by women

After a 50-plus-year guerilla war and 180,000 civilian deaths, Colombia is entering a new era of peace. The deal between the government and the FARC guerilla group is also unique because women were fully part of the process. A 2012 United Nations analysis of 31 peace processes between 1992 and 2011 shows women make up only 4 percent of signatories, 2.4 percent of chief mediators, 3.7 percent of witnesses and 9 percent of negotiators. The peace agreement is the ‘most feminist development ever to occur in Colombia’. It is focused on achieving gender equality, acknowledging the injustices inflicted upon women during the conflict, and laying out how they will be righted.

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The new peace in Colombia was led and made by women

After a 50-plus-year guerilla war and 180,000 civilian deaths, Colombia is entering a new era of peace. The deal between the government and the FARC guerilla group is also unique because women were fully part of the process. A 2012 United Nations analysis of 31 peace processes between 1992 and 2011 shows women make up only 4 percent of signatories, 2.4 percent of chief mediators, 3.7 percent of witnesses and 9 percent of negotiators. The peace agreement is the ‘most feminist development ever to occur in Colombia’. It is focused on achieving gender equality, acknowledging the injustices inflicted upon women during the conflict, and laying out how they will be righted.

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