Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.

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On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

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Case of Murdered Mexican Environmental Activist Moves to International Sphere

Case of Murdered Mexican Environmental Activist Moves to International Sphere

Knowing that his life was in danger, Abarca began to raise his public profile. In July 2009, he traveled to the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City to deliver a message about Blackfire’s conduct and the threats to his person. A video from that visit shows him telling an embassy representative that Blackfire is using its employees as shock troops for violent attacks on activists.

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