We are part of:
National Summit of Women and Peace:
Alliance of 8 women's organizations, networks and platforms, where more than 1500 organizations of mixed, ethnic, peasant, indigenous, Afro-descendant, student and youth women from all over the country participate, which in addition to carrying out their own regional and local processes, decided to join around 4 purposes:
- Become a social collective with political power to act and decide on the construction of peace with social justice.
- Be pactantes in all peace processes that take place in the country between the national government and armed groups.
- Influence the end of the conflict conversation table.
- Influence the participation mechanisms derived from the agreement between the parties, as well as the endorsement, verification and implementation of the Final Agreement, taking into account what is included in it, related to the rights of women from their diverse identities.
In Colombia, since 2011, different organizations decided to join together to advocate and seek the implementation of Resolution 1325. Some of the actions of the Coalition are:
- Follow-up to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 by the state.
- Preparation and publication of the Annual Monitoring Report of UNSCR 1325.
- Incidence before state entities for the elaboration of a National Plan of Action in UNSCR 1325.
- Training for women leaders or state officials in UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions.
Thought and Action Collective "Women, Peace and Security"
The MPS Collective is an initiative for dialogue and reconciliation between women from different social, economic and political spheres, including human rights activists, academics, ex-combatants, members of the security sector, indigenous and Afro-descendant women, journalists and women dedicated to business. All the women who are part of the collective share the commitment to a better future for Colombia based on peace and human security. These women’s thinking is embodied in the Ethical Pact for Peace, which shows step by step how civil society can transform violence from everyday life.
At the local level, we articulate with the movement of women and victims.
Internationally, we are part of WILPF and have consultative status with the UN: ECOSOC, UNCTAD, and UNESCO, as well as special relations with FAO, ILO and UNICEF. In addition, we participate in the sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).