Colombia


Project


Transitional Justice for Women (JUSTRAM)

2017-2019


Presentation and objectives


In order to help victims of the Colombian armed conflict and their legal representatives assert their right to truth, justice, and reparations, thereby helping to build a stable and lasting peace, LWBC is implementing this project, whose main mission is to strengthen the participation of groups in situations of vulnerability, mainly women and girls, in the transitional justice mechanisms provided for in the peace agreement signed and adopted by Congress on December 1, 2016.

Through their work in Antioquia, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Santander and Valle del Cauca, LWBC and its partners hope to contribute to strengthening Colombian society's confidence in these new transitional justice mechanisms, so that they are fair and inclusive.

By actively fostering the participation of women and members of the Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities in the national dialogue, LWBC seeks, through the JUSTRAM project, to promote the emergence of a justice model that can inspire other States facing similar challenges.

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Achievements


The project aims to ensure that emblematic cases of strategic litigation are documented and brought before national courts. The project also aims to increase understanding in the regions of the different transitional justice mechanisms provided for in the Peace Agreements, particularly because of the difficulty faced by legal representatives and representatives of the various communities in establishing forums for dialogue.

At the end of the project, it is hoped that recommendations from civil society on the implementation of these mechanisms will be presented to national and international authorities so that they can be made more aware of gender-related issues.

So far:

  • victims have been represented by partner lawyers who receive economic and technical support;
  • civil society organizations (CSOs) and several members of local communities, particularly indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, have been supported in the development of recommendations adapted to their specific needs and aimed at ensuring better respect for their rights;
  • cases of serious human rights violations have been documented and supported by LWBC, including cases of sexual violence committed in the context of the armed conflict;
  • civil society organizations (CSOs) have received training and will participate in the creation of human rights education tools that will help to explain the scope and functioning of transitional justice mechanisms.

Local partners


Corporación de Derechos Humanos Guasimi

Corporación Humanas Colombia

Corporación Justicia y Dignidad

Colectiva justicia y Mujeres

Equipo Jurídico Pueblos (EJP)

Fondo de Solidaridad con los Jueces Colombianos (FASOL) 

Defensoria del Pueblo


Financial partner


The Government of Canada - Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs)


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