While most combatants in Colombia’s conflict have been men, women’s participation in the construction of peace is badly needed for peace to be sustainable. When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325, mandating the full, equal participation of women at peace talks, it was an attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice for integrating a gender perspective into peace processes.
In 2015, class and social struggles intensified in different regions of Mexico. From small farmers to factory workers, and from teachers to farmworkers, different sectors of the population mobilized to demand fair living standards and dignified treatment.
At the Global Village of Alternatives, dozens of grassroots organizations from countries all around the world present their arguments for stronger efforts to stop climate change and offer ground-up solutions based on traditional knowledge and new technologies.
An international group of protesters filled the streets of the French capital to mark their “red lines” for climate justice. The Red Lines Coalition described the action as a way to, “honour past and future victims of climate change, driven by respect, determination and hope.”