Mientras que las conversaciones de paz se reanudan en La Habana, la discusión se concentra en los derechos de las víctimas de verdad, justicia, reparación y garantías de no repetición.

En junio, el gobierno de Colombia y las FARC emitieron una declaración innovadora de principios sobre las víctimas. En ella anunciaron que estaban invitando a una delegación de víctimas a participar en las conversaciones, y que otras oportunidades se crearán para que las víctimas sean escuchadas en el proceso de paz. Pidieron que las Naciones Unidas y la Universidad Nacional convoquen tres talleres regionales y un foro nacional para que las víctimas presenten sus propuestas. Ya se han desarrollado dos de estos foros, mientras los demás están programados para llevarse a cabo a finales de julio y principios de agosto.

Durante una visita realizada en junio de 2014 a Colombia, el vicepresidente de los EE.UU., Joe Biden se reunió con las víctimas del conflicto y enfatizó la necesidad de una mayor protección a los derechos humanos a medida de que el proceso de paz avanza. ¿Qué papel pueden desempeñar los EE.UU., tanto política como económicamente, para facilitar el fin del conflicto? ¿Cuáles recomendaciones tienen los grupos de víctimas para los EE.UU., a medida de que el país se prepara para apoyar a una Colombia en post-guerra?

El evento discutirá los derechos y propuestas de cuatro víctimas de diferentes grupos, entre ellos la guerrilla, los paramilitares y el Estado. Medio siglo de conflicto interno armado ha resultado en más de 6,5 millones de víctimas registradas oficialmente con la Unidad de Víctimas del gobierno colombiano. Ésta es una oportunidad para conocer las diversas perspectivas de líderes y lideresas que han sobrevivido a la violencia, y discutir sus propuestas para lograr una paz justa y duradera.

  • Luis Fernando Arias
    Secretario General, Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (CRIC)
  • Deyis Margarita Carmona Tejada
    Portavoz de la Asamblea Campesina del Cesar por la Restitución de Tierras
  • José Antequera Guzmán
    Co-Fundador, Hijos e Hijas por la Memoria y contra la Impunidad

Este foro se iniciará a las 10 a.m. (EST) el 29 de julio. Favor de confirmar (RSVP AQUÍ) si piensan asistir al evento.

El evento será transmitido en vivo en www.usip.org/webcasts. An invitation is also available in English.

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