Women human rights defenders and the struggle for justice in Colombia

2011 ABColombia, Oidhac, U.S. Office on Colombia,

Colombia continues to suffer one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises in the world. In this context, those who defend human rights and the rule of law in Colombia have continuously been victims of systematic stigmatization, threats, sexual violence, unfounded criminal proceedings, violent attacks and killings carried out by all armed actors in the conflict. Amongst this group of defenders, women play a crucial role.

Key wordshuman rights defender / women rights

CountriesColombia / Global