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Network of Grassroots Communities and Peace Initiatives

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Titles put smiles on their faces

This is a short photo collage showing the happiness the people of Garzal felt the day they received their titles!

Building bridges across borders

by Wilson Tan, participant of CPT Colombia’s “Learning Experience” which included members of CPT’s Race Relations Council and Steering Committee On our learning experience in Colombia, we visited the community of Garzal in the Simiti municipality in the southern Bolivar province. CPT Colombia has accompanied Garzal and their neighbors, the community of Nueva Esperanza, since … Continue reading

Las Pavas: The Criminalization of Victims

–by Stewart Vriesinga In twisted and perverse judicial manoeuvres the victims of paramilitary and military crimes are increasingly being denied justice, reparation and protection on the grounds that they are in fact perpetrators rather than victims of crimes. Las Pavas is one of several recent examples of this phenomenon. It is not the paramilitaries who … Continue reading

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