Ensuring the inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, and minorities, cuts across all of our initiatives. We address feelings of marginalization and exclusion that can contribute to further unrest or disrupt peace and reconciliation processes. We also recognize the need for trauma-informed programming: We strive to address the impact of violence and the resulting legacy of unhealed trauma as a prerequisite to attaining sustainable peace. Our programs actively identify and address the needs of vulnerable, marginalized, and trauma-affected groups to prevent conflict, support legitimate peace processes, and give targeted support to those most impacted by violence and upheaval.
Empowering Colombian Women
The Mobile School empowers women in Cauca as political and social organization leaders — training them on topics such as democracy, peace, and women’s rights. Women then replicate the training with others in their own communities.