On Thursday, April 30, 2020, our panel discussed Colombia's peace communities and their efforts to protect community members from violence and armed groups, including legal public security forces.
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated these efforts, and killings and threats to the communities continue.
What are your thoughts on how peace can be consolidated in Colombia?
- Representative of San José de Apartadó, a Colombian human rights defender speaking for the local community
- Leslie Zelenko, Legislative Director for Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)
- Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli (moderator), Director for the Andes, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
- Karin Ryan (host), Senior Advisor for Human Rights, the Carter Center