Women advocate for peace in Colombia

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Representatives of the gender subcommittee to Colombia’s peace talks

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Colombia's government and its major group of armed rebels are arriving at some conclusions after 65 years of war and two years of negotiations. Women have been working towards peace for decades, and have achieved a quota of 30 per cent for public offices -- elected and appointed. Women were largely sidelined in official peace negotiations, but they have been negotiating separately and trying to influence the outcome. Just after this program was released, an apparent victory by women was announced; however, the entire peace agreement will still be subject to a plebiscite. Angela Dolmetsch, director of Nashira women-led community, spoke to WINGS series producer Frieda Werden about this and other levels where women are working for peace, including around violence against women. 

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