PBI-Spanish State co-organizes public forums on feminism and peacebuilding in Colombia

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Peace Brigades International-Spanish State is co-organizing a public forum titled, Women, conflicts and peacebuilding: impacts and responses.

The event will take place on Thursday January 30 in Sant Cugat, which is located about 30 minutes from Barcelona city center.

The public forum will feature Miriam Garcia Torres, the Awareness Coordinator for PBI-Spanish State, Luz Piedad Caicedo of Corporación Humanas Colombia, and Milena Florez of Movimiento Ríos Vivos.

Corporación Humanas Colombia (Human Corporation Colombia) is “a center for feminist political studies and action, whose mission is to promote and defend women’s human rights, international humanitarian law and gender justice, in Colombia and Latin America.”

As noted below, Luz Piedad Caicedo will also be speaking at a PBI-Spanish State co-organized event titled Feminism, Peace and Security: An Outstanding Agenda? on Friday January 31 at the Library of the International Catalan Institute for Peace in Barcelona.

Rios Vivos (Living Rivers) is “a social movement that promotes hope. Our network gathers together organisations of women, young people, artisan miners, artisan fishers, muleteers, peasants, cookers, housewives and traders affected by the construction of the hydro dam project Hidroituango.”

In 2016, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project accompanied Isabel Cristina Zuleta, a spokesperson for Ríos Vivos, during a protest in Valdivia in northern Antioquia. You can read more about that in this PBI-Colombia article.

To read more about the work of PBI-Spanish State, please click here. That overview highlights, “The work of PBI-Spanish State has as its main objective that the citizenry has information about the human rights violations that are committed in the countries where we have international observation teams.”

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