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Fortieth Cycle of Peace Talks Ends with Renewed Sense of Optimism

Sept. 7, 2015 Within Colombia, the period of the fortieth round of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (August 20-30) was marked by a reduction in violence.  August showed the lowest levels of conflict violence since 1974, according … Continue reading

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Gender Experts Arrive in Havana

December 16, 2014 With the renewal of the peace talks in Havana on Dec. 10, the Colombian government and FARC-EP negotiating teams are moving full steam ahead, the visit of the first of three women’s organizations to the peace table … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Old Year and Starting Afresh

12 January 2014 Happy New Year to all! The delegates of the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP resume their conversations in Cuba on illicit crops and drug trafficking tomorrow.  (See my two earlier posts, one in Spanish and one … Continue reading

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Reflections on International Women’s Day

Throughout the twentieth century, women’s day has been associated with the call for human rights (especially labor rights and women’s rights) and opposition to war.  It was first celebrated globally on March 8th, 1975, in tandem with the first UN … Continue reading

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