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Indigenous mysticism and its relationship with the environment

It is no secret that, over the years, environmental issues have generated an exponential increase in the negative impacts affecting the planet. Problems such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and disposal, deforestation, among other factors, have become the “focus”…

Colombia one step closer to decriminalisation of abortion

The Constitutional Court ruled, on 21 February, in favour of decriminalising abortion to make the procedure viable up to 24 weeks or six months of gestation. After more than 500 days since Causa Justa filed the lawsuit to eliminate the…

Decriminalisation of abortion: an issue on the table

On 20 January, the Constitutional Court resumed the debate on the decriminalisation of abortion in Colombia, following two lawsuits calling for it to be removed as a crime from the penal code. This is an issue that had been postponed…

La Trocha, a beer for peace

The ex-Farians are betting on a nonviolent, democratic and equitable society with their project La Trocha. By Zenaida Espinosa Cabrera and Stephania Aldana Cabas La Trocha beer is a productive project that was born in 2019, after the signing of…

Colombia: JEP orders protection for peace signatories

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) ordered the Presidential Council for Stabilisation and the National Protection Unit (UNP) to resolve 101 requests for protection that have not yet been dealt with before 31 December 2021. The SJP issued new orders…

Colombia: UN Secretary General to attend commemoration of signing of peace agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the historic 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet…

Protection of native seeds – Interview with Melissa Gómez Gil

After graduating from high school, Melissa started an undergraduate programme in Biology at the University of Antioquia, but after five semesters she decided to take a break in order to commit herself to community work in rural areas. This decision…

An echo in the desert’, a synthesis of the work of the Truth Commission and the National Victims’ Roundtable

The play ‘An Echo in the Desert’ was presented in a single performance. Together with a listening process and a multimedia product, it is part of the results of the social dialogue process carried out by the Commission with the…

El Catatumbo: the Colombian region seeking to transform its violent past

Catatumbo is a region located in the north-east of Colombia, just a few metres from the Venezuelan border, where multiple actors and phenomena converge and have generated dynamics of violence that are regularly reflected in the national press. By: Jorge…

Colombia: in Nariño, peace builders

Original publication: UN Verification Mission in Colombia Adriana Cuaspud was born and grew up in the village of Miraflores, in the municipality of Cumbal in Nariño in southern Colombia, in the heart of a peasant family. Like everyone else, she…

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