The Feminist School "Angela Salazar", whose name is adopted in recognition of the work of human rights defender and former peace commissioner Angela Salazar, aims to generate processes of dialogue, reflection and learning mainly with Colombian women interested in deepening their knowledge on issues related to peacebuilding from a feminist perspective.
It consists of a virtual training environment that responds to WILPF Colombia's strategic line of knowledge management. It is built with the purpose of reducing women’s inequality in access to knowledge, since it is completely free and easy to use on different devices. Its conceptual, pedagogical and methodological content design allows participants to access it independently and advance at their own pace through the topics and content, with the support of tutors who accompany the process of each course. In addition, it has a virtual webinar tool, to which, in each course, different people with diverse experiences and backgrounds are invited, which enriches the knowledge and dialogue with the participants.
Currently the platform has 3 courses implemented at the same time:
- "Women peacebuilders, a look at the effective implementation of UNSCR1325" a course that aims to bring women leaders and human rights defenders, and in general those interested in the subject, closer to the agenda of Women Peace and Security in Colombia. The content of the course reflects on the advances in the implementation of Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council and related resolutions in the country, the construction of diverse discourses related to security, the differential ways women are affected by the armed conflict and their role in peacebuilding.
- "Antimilitarist Feminisms: women resisting in order to live in dignity". This course aims to promote a conceptual and practical approach to antimilitarist feminism, recognizing its background, practices and challenges in order to apply the tools in the daily contexts of the participants. To fulfill this purpose, the course is divided into four modules with two sessions each. Each module addresses a carefully chosen theme for the study and understanding of antimilitarist feminism. The topics build a clearer picture of the reasons why there is a need to talk about antimilitarist feminism, while maintaining the critical lens of the gender approach.
- Virtual certified course "Socio-legal tools for a comprehensive approach to gender-based violence and violence against women". In alliance with the Gender Center of the Universidad del Bosque and ICCO Cooperation, this virtual course is being implemented with the objective of strengthening the comprehensive institutional response and the capacities of public officials of state entities involved in the GBV and VAW attention route, with socio-legal tools for the stages of identification, prevention, investigation and prosecution of the crime, and in the service of the victims. This course encourages the analysis of gender-based violence and violence against women as social phenomena that are due to structural factors that facilitate and promote situations of discrimination and violent environments. In addition, it recognzes that different specific conditions of women, such as their origin, ethnicity, age, diverse capacities, gender identity and/or sexual orientation, among others, produce differentiated effects that require appropriate protection systems and actions to safeguard their rights.
We invite you to learn more about the courses and keep informed through the following link https://formacion.limpalcolombia.org/