After years of negotiations the government of Colombia and rebel group FARC are on the cusp of reaching a peace agreement. Laureate Jody Williams will travel to Colombia to stand in solidarity with the Colombian women’s movement at this critical moment in history. While in Colombia, Williams will also celebrate the launch of her memoir in Spanish, La hippie que llegó a ser Nobel de la Paz.
Williams will then travel to Guatemala to visit the women who recently won a precedent setting verdict for a case involving sexual slavery on February 26. Williams will travel with the Alliance to End Silence and Impunity to the Maya Q’eqchi’ area of Guatemala to visit the courageous women of Sepur Zarco in their homes. Along the way, the delegation will also meet with women from El Estor—a community heavily impacted by the Marlin Mine.
In February 2015 laureate Jody Williams traveled to Colombia with the #SurvivorsUnited delegation alongside the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict to advocate for the inclusion of survivors’ voices in the ongoing peace talks. In February 2016 Williams joined sister laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum in Guatemala for the historic Sepur Zarco trial. Follow along as we return to Colombia and Guatemala to support our partners’ calls for peace and justice!