Aug 2011

Ten Filipinas visited Colombia in August, facilitated by Conciliation Resources and local partners. The women exchanged ideas with their peers, as well as meeting local government representatives and working with a range of interest groups. Both parties benefitted in what was, as Rina Jimenez-David puts it:

our own little attempt [at understanding] the roots of armed conflict and seeking a way to bring the voices of non-combatants, especially women, to the table.

Rina Jimenez-David, exchange participant

The visit was a boost for Colombian women's organisations as they advocate for a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. A Colombian group will visit the Philippines in October.