Zoom link: https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/j/61215779994
ID meeting: 612 1577 9994
Access code: CD2021
Thursday the 27th, 9 am - 12am
Thursday the 27th, 3 pm - 5 pm
In Colombia´s Final Peace Agreement there are three guiding principles: gender, ethnicity, and territoriality. The incorporation of these principles in the institutions created to materialize the Peace Accord (such as the Truth Commission, the Special Jurisdiction of Peace, and the Agency for Transformation of the Territory) has been difficult for several reasons. First, the opponents of peace agreement deem the insertion of terms gender, ethnicity, and territoriality as a perversion of an agreement that should have consisted only in the demobilization and judgment of the FARC´s combatants. Second, many parts of society, including some scholars, overlook the relevance of a differential approach for the implementation in the Peace Accord which hinders the recognition of the political innovations that this approach represents. Third, the organizations and institutions engaged with the differential approach have difficulties to get data for showing the differential victimization during the conflict. Fourth, the violence has not stopped after the signature of the Peace Accord at the same time that the current government is composed mainly of political sectors that undermine the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
The differential approach is relevant for understanding how violence has burden differentially in the bodies, ethnic groups, and regions but also for understanding that peace and reconciliation are an intersectional process. In the previous version of the Colombian Day, we explored the territorial and ethnic dimension of the implementation of the Peace Agreement, and this year we aim to discuss gender questions like why gender matters for understanding the mechanisms of violence and the routes of peace and reconciliation? What makes visible the gender and the intersectional approaches? What experiences in Colombia and in other countries show that women are not “objects” of peace or just “victims who need to be saved”, but that they are politically active subjects who operate changes locally and nationally. For responding to this question we are inviting scholars and peace practitioners from Colombia, Ruanda, Turkey, Germany, Lebanon.
This event is organized by:
JCRS; ARCOSUR; CALAS; CAPAZ