This is a Spanish language version of our field story about the struggle for peace in Colombia.
Although a peace deal was signed in Colombia in 2016, peace still seems out of reach for many Colombians – especially for human rights defenders. Between January and June 2020, 120 human rights defenders were killed. But Clemencia Carabalí, the founder of the women’s cooperative ASOM, is determined to change this by training human rights defenders to make themselves heard and seen. That way, if they are attacked, the culprits will know there are consequences. Hear how Carabalí has been empowering Afro-Colombian women for more than 20 years, and how she’s continuing her work today in spite of the devastating effects the pandemic is having on her community.
This story was produced by Laura Ubaté in collaboration with UN Women. Special thanks to producer Lina Gaitán for her help gathering tape in Colombia.
This episode of Seeking Peace was produced by Laura Ubaté, mixed by Martine Chaussard and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, editor David Alandete, production manager Luis Gil, and executive producer Martina Castro.