As part of a four-country research project on gender in peacebuilding, this report examines the case of Colombia, where society has been deeply affected by both decades of armed conflict as well as high levels of criminal violence.
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In Latin America we work to mitigate the conflict risks and impacts of the growing number of national and multinational extractive companies operating in the region.
We strengthen the capacity of communities and civil society organisations in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to understand and better exercise their rights. This includes working to improve dialogue and trust between them and government agencies and the extractive and agricultural industries. We also increase the political participation of marginalised groups affected by large-scale investment, such as indigenous communities.
Our work is important because it helps businesses to understand and manage the risks and impacts of their operations in Latin America, and to adapt their policies and work in a way which is sensitive to conflict and respects human rights.