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Peace Accompaniment


Our goals

Volunteer human rights observers on behalf of the international community
FOR's work in this area has shifted to an independent organization, FOR Peace Presence. For the latest information, visit www.PeacePresence.org

Current FOR status: Discontinued. Visit FOR Peace Presence for the latest information on this work.


In February 2002, FOR volunteers began accompanying the Peace Community, sharing the lives of the peasant farmers striving for a life in peace and dignity. The volunteers act as human rights observers on behalf of the international community. Through accompaniment, the Colombia Peace Presence volunteers increase the safety of the community and provide moral support for its members.

In January of 2005 a second team was established in Bogotá in order to provide support to Colombian partner organizations and maintain better contact with government and embassy organizations. The Bogotá Peace Presence team offers political accompaniment for these groups’ key events, translation of documents in order to allow dissemination among US audiences, coordinates delegation visits with each group and the communities they work in, and works to raise the international profile of these initiatives through speaking tours in the US, regular reports and action alerts sent out to our network of supporters.

Blog

By Luke Finn

Originally published by North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) blog.

Posted by FOR Colombia 37 weeks 2 days ago

By Mariel Pérez and Dana Brown

November 16 marked an important change in Colombia’s peace negotiations - President Juan Manuel Santos announced that a woman would finally secure a place among the...

Posted by FOR Colombia 44 weeks 18 hours ago

There was positive news this month, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized to the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartadó, with whom FOR has lived and worked with for over a decade. The apology came on...

Posted by FOR Colombia 44 weeks 1 day ago

By Liza Smith

Posted by FOR Colombia 44 weeks 2 days ago

FARC Proposes Ten Points on Drug Policy

By Gina Spigarelli

Posted by FOR Colombia 44 weeks 2 days ago