The Nostalgic Future: Terror, Displacement and Gender in Colombia

Authored by: Donny Meertens

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Migration, Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Colombia
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2001
Citation: Meertens, Donny. "The Nostalgic Future: Terror, Displacement and Gender in Colombia." In Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict, and Political Violence, edited by Caroline O.N. Moser & Fiona Clark, 133. London: Zed Books, 2001.

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The chapter "contribute[s] to the understanding of the processes by which women and men rebuild life and renegotiate gender roles, as well as the aspects that must be take into account for a gender-sensitive policy for internally displaced people." (133). The chapter discusses a diversity of reasons men and women (distinctly) have been displaced in Colombia. In this way, the chapter gives insight into the lived experiences of women amidst the conflict in Colombia between 1994-1999.