New CAPAZ Policy Brief: recommendations in a decolonial feminist key for the truth commission

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New CAPAZ Policy Brief: recommendations in a decolonial feminist key for the truth commission

Policy Brief géneroThe latest CAPAZ Policy Brief is entitled “Reflections and recommendations in a decolonial feminist key for the Truth Commission’s final report”. The text was written by a team of researchers including Diana Gómez Correal, Juliana González Villamizar, Auris Camila Murillo Jiménez, Celenis Rodríguez Moreno, and Rosario Figari-Layús.

The Policy Brief is part of the CAPAZ línea Azul publications, which comprises academic works related to the Comprehensive System for Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR).

After reviewing a number of truth commissions in Latin America that have included a gender perspective in their reports, the researchers make a series of suggestions to the Colombian Truth Commission (CEV) from a decolonial feminist perspective. The authors argue that these proposals would enable “the implementation of their recommendations and would contribute to the transformation of the causes of the conflict and its impact on women in their diversity and on LGBTIQ+ people”.

“They also make recommendations that are expected to be included in the final report to help eradicate violence against these subjects in the short, medium, and long term, and to transform the structural conditions that promote the reproduction of the armed conflict and socio-political violence. Finally, they propose a means to enforce the implementation of the recommendations”, explain the researchers in their Policy Brief.

For a full analysis and the authors’ recommendations, click here to access the Blue Line Policy Brief PB7-2021 (.pdf, in Spanish)

On October 13 the research team involved in writing this text presented the full document to the recommendations team and the CEV’s gender working group. Commissioner Leyner Palacios also joined the meeting.


Diana Gómez Correal

PhD in Anthropology and MA in History. Professor at Cider, Universidad de los Andes. Member of feminist and victims’ movements. Coordinator of the study:  “Recommendations from a gender and intersectional perspective for the Colombian Truth Clarification Commission’s final report”.


Juliana González Villamizar

BA in Philosophy and MA in Political Theory from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany).  Current doctoral candidate at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (Germany) and CAPAZ Scientific Collaborator.


Auris Camila Murillo Jiménez

Young Afro woman, a feminist and human rights defender, with a degree in sociology from Universidad del Atlántico and a master’s degree in Culture of Peace, Conflict, Education and Human Rights from Universidad de Málaga. She is also a member of the Caribbean Women’s Network.


Celenis Rodríguez Moreno

With a BA in Law and MA in Political Science, she is a decolonial and anti-racist feminist. Her research topics are the decolonial analysis of the State and public policies on women and gender; the current functioning of the modern colonial gender system in the Caribbean; and the formation of sex-gender subjectivities among racialised communities.


Rosario Figari-Layús

With a PhD in Political Science from the University of Marburg (Germany), she currently serves as a researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Peace Studies at Justus Liebig University, Giessen (Germany).