The final peace agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries de Colombia (FARC) includes explicit measures for the inclusion and recognition of LGBT people.
Diana Garcia Salamanca works with Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE), our partner organisation in Colombia. CIASE is an inclusive feminist human rights and peacebuilding organisation. Diana is also part of wider networks of LGBT activism across Colombia and internationally.
We spoke to her about the important role of gender and sexual minority groups and individuals in the negotiation of the Colombian peace agreement, as well as the challenges which remain for LGBT peacebuilders.