Building knowledge partnerships to support the Colombian Truth Commission to work towards the inclusion of marginal voices in their activities

Paulson, J. (Host), Brown, M. (Contributor), Pinto Ocampo, M. T. (Contributor), Alejandra Miller Retrepo (Contributor)

Activity: Other activity typesCollaboration

Description

After more than five decades of armed struggle between the FARC-EP
guerrilla group and the Colombian government, these two parties signed a historical peace agreement in November 2016. Now, nearly two years after this historical accord, the challenges of the implementation process are particularly pressing in the areas of truth and memory, as the process steers towards an inclusive and reconciliatory peace. To address the horrors of the past, the peace agreement established a formal truth
commission under the name Comisión para el esclarecimiento de la verdad, la convivencia y la no repetición [Commission for the clarification of truth, the coexistence and the non-repetition], which is just beginning its 3 year term.
This commission opens a unique window of opportunity for Colombians to acknowledge the war, support the healing of victims, and to move towards reconciliation by building genuine compassion for those who have suffered the effects of the violence. By supporting the work of the Truth Commission there is a better
chance for Colombians to achieve an inclusive development that may bring well-being to this Latin American country struggling to move from war to peace.
Period9 May 201831 Jul 2018
Degree of RecognitionInternational