N° 149
February 2017

The roles played by women and men in a country characterized by conflict and violence like Colombia need to be analyzed more closely. Back in 2014, a study by International Alert pointed to the fact that gender should not just be a “technical” aspect of peacebuilding, but rather a perspective from which social norms, identities, and power structures must be investigated. There has always been sexual violence or forced prostitution in connection with conflict, especially in Colombia.

The report examines three local civil society organizations that, in their own way, approach peacebuilding in a gender-relational way. It provides a profound, gender-specific analysis of important areas of peacebuilding in Colombia based on the results of research carried out in the country.