ColPaz online Conference on indigenous communities, human rights and the development model in the context of the Colombian peace process
The Network ColPaz welcomes all those interested to the events included in the series it is organising to run in March 2021 on extractivism and the peace process in Colombia.
The conference including representatives of indigenous peoples, entitled “Indigene Gemeinschaften, Menschenrechte und das Entwicklungsmodell im aktuellen Friedensprozess in Kolumbien” (Indigenous communities, human rights and the development model in Colombia’s current peace process), will be held online on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (German time) with simultaneous translation (German, Spanish, German).
Colombia’s different regions are characterised by the culture and history of indigenous peoples and their territories, home to a vast biodiversity and natural resources. At the same time, these territories are marked by armed and ecological conflicts, and threatened by extractivism as an economic model. Using concrete examples, participants will offer a current look at the situation in the Amazon, Putumayo and the border region with Ecuador and Cauca, in the southwest of the Colombian Andean region. The online event is intended to raise awareness of the situation in these three regions, in the midst of new configurations of the armed conflict, with a precarious human rights situation and under current COVID-19 realities. The discussion will focus on different strategies to defend the communities’ territories and populations, as well as alternatives for a dignified life and peace. Organised by Wissenskulturen e.V. and the Working Group ColPaz – Frieden für Kolumbien, with financial support from the Bonn administration, Germany.
Fany Kuiru Castro, Uitoto people. Lawyer, coordinator for women, youth, children and family at OPIAC (National Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon). Delegate of the National Commission of Indigenous Women to the Committee for Risk Assessment and Measures for the Protection of Persons – CERREM. Member of the National Commission of Indigenous Women – CNMI.
Mama Rosario Chicunque, Kamentsá people. Coordinator of the indigenous women’s organisation for traditional medicine “Chagra de la Vida” – ASOMI, in Putumayo.
Taita Juan Francisco Muelas, Misak-Guambia people. Indigenous Council of Guambianos in Cauca, with extensive experience in the defence of human rights and local indigenous administration.
Moderator: Daniel Torres, member of ColPaz.
How to join us:
Registration is open until March 16, 2021. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who have registered will receive an email with a link to the platform and login details prior to the event.
For more information, please see the ColPaz webpage (in German, auf Deutsch)
Note: CAPAZ is not the organizer or coordinator of the event. For further information and to take part, please contact the programme organisers directly.
(NW: ColPaz, free translación to Spanish: Claudia Maya. English: Tiziana Laudato)