The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Peace in colombia will not be possible without the protection of rural community

Instead of fostering agro-industrial projects for export, the EU should rather give political and economic support to peasant initiatives”

This week marks international days for food, rural women, and eradication of poverty. Rural women are among the main victims of the conflict: 80% of the more than five millions of internally displaced persons are women, children and young people. Women are the main persons in charge of small-scale farming. But this has become more and more difficult, mainly due to land grabbing related to mining extraction and agro industrial projects, as well as to the dynamics of the armed conflict.

The 2011 Sakharov Prize would contribute to the international protection of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

The European Parliament, in recognition of the importance of the campesino population of Colombia, names the Peace Community one of three finalists for its annual human rights award.

The European Parliament, in recognition of the importance of the campesino population of Colombia, names the Peace Community one of three finalists for its annual human rights award. The 2011 Sakharov Prize would contribute to the international protection of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó