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After the Prize: Resources on Women and Peace in Colombia

   •    October 7, 2016

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee bestowed the 2016 Peace Prize on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, sending the ultimate signal of international encouragement. After 52 years of devastating conflict, Colombia needs it. Voters rejected the nation’s delicate peace accord last Sunday in a referendum.

Yet expectations for peace persist. The Nobel committee especially cited “the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process.” These parties include members of our Women Waging Peace Network, who have dedicated years of effort to end insecurity and violence.

These resources explore the pivotal role of women in leading Colombia toward this new era of peace:

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