Gender and Ethnic Approach in the Colombian Truth Commission’s Work: A View of the Legacy

The Legacy Project

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The inclusion of an ethnic and gender approach in the Commission for Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition (CEV) was a mandate derived from the Colombian Peace Accord and the result of a long struggle by ethnic, women's and LGBTIQ+ organizations.

Lina Malagón, lecturer in gender and politics at the University of West England, will present a comparative analysis of the Commission's methodology, findings, and recommendations on the ethnic, women's and LGBTIQ+ chapters of the CEV's final report and its transmedia archives. It will explore critical points of this analysis, lessons learned, and what remains as a working agenda for future implementation of the CEV’s recommendations.

Following the presentation, Jenna Sapiano, Kroc Institute visiting fellow, will offer her comments as a discussant. The event will be moderated by Josefina Echavarría, professor of the practice.

This event takes place within the framework of the Legacy Project at the University of Notre Dame, which seeks to preserve the digital archive of the Colombian Truth Commission, and provide unique sources of testimonies from over 30,000 victims, witnesses and offenders of the 52-year long armed conflict.

Cosponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Clingen Family Center for the Study of Northern Ireland, and the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, with the support of Humanity United.