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Femicide Law passed, a Victory for the Women’s Movement in Colombia

16 June 2015
On June 2, the House of Representatives passed one of the grand initiatives of the women’s movement, The Rosa Elvira Celis Law. This law classifies and condemns femicides with sentences of 20-50 years in prison, without the right to reduce the sentence. With 104 for and 3 against, the law, whose name commemorates a victim of gender violence, defines femicide as “the violent killing of a woman for being a women, in the public or private sphere” and it is classified as a separate offense. In order for it to take effect, it must be signed by President Juan Manuel Santos.

Participate to Caravan for the Defense of Life and the Land

16 June 2015

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A Path of Resistance, Solidarity, Memory, and Dignity

9 June 2015

Last May 29 and 30 in Aguachica, Cesar, the Second Regional Meeting of the Southern Bolívar Victims Chapter—South of Cesar and Catatumbo—was held. Six years after first meeting, around 250 people gathered on a new date to achieve a better balance between what have become the laws of victims, victim-peace relations and the recovery of memory.

Communities from Meta dialogue with Pacific Rubiales Energy after Social Strike

30 May 2015

After a number of days of an indefinite strike in the entrance to the oil fields of oil giant Pacific Rubiales Energy, there were negotiations between the community, the multinational, and the local, regional, and national authorities in order to find possible solutions to the social crisis in the region.

Why the US Government is pushing for the liberation of “Simón Trinidad” of the FARC-EP

22 May 2015
The lawyer of “Simón Trinidad,” the chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia –FARC- currently imprisoned in the United States, announced that the negotiations for the liberation of his defendant have advanced to “high-level talks” between the Colombian government and the United States government. The Uribismo (far right political line) and the sectors opposed to the peace process are strongly against these negotiations, but the primary efforts for the liberation of the guerrilla chief are being pushed for by delegates of President Barack Obama.

Pacific Rubiales forced to leave Campo Rubiales

4 May 2015

The Colombian oil company Ecopetrol announced she will not be renewing mid-May-2016 the contract allowing Pacific Rubiales’ exploitation activities in the most important oil field of the country, handing over to the state-managed Colombian company the last 65 000 barrels per day of its production.

Vigil for Peace in Colombia

27 April 2015

Colombian social movement has been building peace for the past decades of social and armed conflict, looking for ways to find a negotiated solution to this conflict.

THREE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE KILLED, OTHERS AT RISK

27 April 2015

Members of the Indigenous community of Cerro Tijeras in northern Cauca Department, south-western Colombia, have been killed and others possibly forcibly disappeared. Further death threats against Indigenous Peoples in the area have also been reported.

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