Women and Peace in Colombia

Photo: (c) UNHCR, L. Zanetti

Violence against women in Conflicts About 250.000 people are internally displaced every year in Colombia, counting about 6 million affected in total. It is one of the highest numbers in forced displacement in the world, just after Syria, says the Continue reading

#SoyCapaz – I am capable

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Under the slogan “Soy Capaz – I am capable” about 120 companies in Colombia launched a campaign on Monday for national reconciliation amid ongoing skepticism about the Colombian peace talks between the Government of Juan Manuel Santos and the left-wing Continue reading

Women’s rights are #hashtagable

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In the last few weeks a debate about the sense of digital activism or “clicktivisim” has erupted around the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. This online campaign started in Nigeria after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their boarding school Continue reading

Stop Mass Surveillance

Now abandoned Presidio Modelo Prison in Cuba (constructed 1926–28) designed as a panopticon ((c) I, Friman, Creative Commons)

Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law Continue reading