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“No Justice? No Peace!” The Women Absent from Colombia’s Peace Talks

by Moira Birss –Colombia– “No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, The World, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict, Women in Leadership

Breaking Social Boundaries: Innovative Transport for the Poor in Colombia

by Jemma Williams –Australia– The gondola glides smoothly up into the Andean hills on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, as I peer through its clean glass […]

Business & Economy, Colombia, Feature Articles, Latin America, Poverty, The World

Afro-Colombians Defend ‘Life and Land’ in Northwest Humanitarian Zones

by Moira Birss –USA/Colombia– The first thing I notice after disembarking from the canoe that carries me across the Curvaradó River are palm oil trees. Their […]

Colombia, Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Land Rights, The World

Resisting Violence through Sustainable Agriculture in Colombia

by Moira Birss –USA/Colombia– In the middle of one of the most fertile regions in Colombia, amidst a five-decade armed conflict, a small peasant community manages […]

Agriculture, Business & Economy, Colombia, Feature Articles, Food & Nutrition, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning, The World

Fundamental Change in Colombia Unlikely with President-elect Santos

by Moira Birss –Colombia/USA– Fulfilling expectations after a solid showing in May’s first round, former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos handily won Colombia’s June 20th presidential […]

Colombia, Corruption, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Latin America, Politics & Democracy, War & Conflict

Colombia’s Government Wants a Country of Snitches

by Moira Birss – Colombia – The other day I was translating at a meeting between a U.S-based NGO director and a Colombian human rights lawyer. […]

Colombia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Latin America, Military, Politics & Democracy

Defending Human Rights in Colombia is a Deadly Job

by Moira Birss – Colombia – “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid,” Jorge tells me. “Your right to freedom disappears – you […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Terrorism

Colombia’s War: “He’s giving our country away”

by Moira Birss – Colombia – The sparse media coverage of Colombia tends only to give vague descriptions of a violent country with a thriving drug […]

Business & Economy, Colombia, Displacement, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Latin America, Military, Politics & Democracy, War & Conflict

Colombia’s Church and Civil Society Rally European Support for Ongoing Crisis

by Glory Mushinge – UK – In much of the world, life for an eight year old is considered just started, but in Colombia, girls that […]

Americas, Children's Rights, Colombia, Displacement, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, War & Conflict