Tag Archives: United States Institute of Peace

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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Upcoming USIP Event on Colombia/Película en español

With Hurricane Sandy having been anticipated along the Eastern seaboard for the past few days and hitting with greatest ferocity last night, many of this week’s activities in the greater metropolitan area of DC have been cancelled or postponed.  At … Continue reading

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Lessons for Colombia’s Peace Talks in Oslo and Havana

The installation of the peace table in Norway is now complete, and the delegations are preparing to resume their work in Havana next month.  Reflections on what has been learned from the past and what is yet to be learned … Continue reading

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The Colombian Government and the FARC have just issued their first joint communique from the second phase of peace talks currently under way in Oslo.  Here is the original Spanish version:  Comunicado conjunto del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC. The … Continue reading

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Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana

Aquí adjunto el texto de un nuevo documento, “Lecciones para los diálogos de paz en Oslo y La Habana,” que se lanza hoy cuatro instituciones–el Instituto Estadounidense para la Paz (United States Institute of Peace/USIP), la Universidad de Georgetown, la Universidad … Continue reading

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Consolidating a Spirit of Peace

Last week I participated in the third national encounter of Ecumenical Women Peacebuilders on a farm in Santandercito, just a few hours outside of Bogota, Colombia. Leaving the city at 8 am Saturday morning, our bus drove through winding hills, and … Continue reading

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