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Woman’s Social Movement Against War and for Peace

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Urgent action: Serious threats to Women leaders and their families

Christian Peacemaker Teams CPT is gravely concerned about the safety and security of the leadership and the families of the Women’s Popular Organization ((Organización Femenina Popular –OFP-), one of CPT’s partners in Colombia. Yolanda Becerra, the national director, and Gloria Amparo Suarez, regional coordinator of the OFP, have been threatened with violence against their children. … Continue reading

Because She is a Woman!

Gloria, a leader and organizer from the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP) and I responded to an emergency accompaniment. Minutes before calling CPT, Gloria had received a call from a friend at social services asking for support for a young woman who was attempting to flee from a situation of sexual slavery. At the Prosecutor General’s … Continue reading

“Clear Out of the City” – Another Threat

WOMEN’S POPULAR ORGANIZATION BARRANCABERMEJA – MIDDLE MAGDALENA VOICES OF WOMEN Once again the Women’s Popular Organization (Oganización Feminina Popular) of Barrancabermeja is facing death threats. The threats are implied to come from the illegal armed groups (the former paramilitaries) who control the city. On Thursday September 13 at 10 pm, Gloria Amparo Suarez received a … Continue reading

Delegation Reflections: Women in Resistance

The July 2012 Colombia delegation is over. The focus of our delegation included the exploration of women’s issues in scenarios of violence and conflict. During the two week delegation, we met with several organizations that are partners of CPT. Representatives of these organizations shared countless narratives with us, with hope that we will return to … Continue reading

Colombia, Women, War, and the Social Movement

Interview with Ana Teresa Lozada, originally published May 2010. by Chris Knestrick Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) had the opportunity to sit down with Ana Teresa Rueda Lozada to do an interview about the reality of womyn in Colombia, particularly the region of Magdalena Medio to understand how the conflict is affecting womyn. Also, CPT wanted … Continue reading

The Journey of Being Women

By Jenny Rodriguez The Popular Women’s Organization (OFP) has worked in the Middle Magdalena region since 1972. They are women on a constant journey, always working for and proclaiming their rights. When they feel their life is at risk, they always surround themselves with friends to talk about what is happening. This is the way … Continue reading

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