After a week-long delegation to Colombia to meet with survivors of sexual violence, Nobel Laureate and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, Jody Williams; Survivor’s United for Action member Jineth Bedoya Lima; and Director of the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines, Álvaro Jiménez Millán, wrote an open letter to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) calling for them to ensure women’s participation in the country’s peace process.
Over 60 years of armed conflict, Colombian women have suffered widespread sexual violence, perpetrated by military, paramilitary and guerrilla forces.
During the Campaign delegation, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos heard women’s demands for justice and committed to address them during ongoing peace negotiations. In their open letter, the delegates ask FARC to make this commitment as well.
Read the delegates’ letter in English or Spanish HERE.