Women Defenders of Agricultural, Territorial, and Environmental Rights in Colombia: Risking their lives for peace

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02 Oct 2019

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In Colombia, the women who defend their land, their culture, and the environment are being threatened, harassed, and sometimes even murdered. Since the Peace Agreement was signed, their territories have become highly desirable property. While defenders try to preserve these territories, armed groups are prepared to kill for them. These women are true peace builders, but the State provides them with barely any protection. If urgent measures are not taken, their lives are in grave danger.