Women and Peace: Consensus Building
Colombian Women's Initiative for Peace Alliance's Guide
Caroline Moser , Angélica Acosta , María Eugenia Vásquez
This guide is the outcome of a process undertaken with Colombian women from 22 grassroots organizations. Convinced of their role in the peace of their country, they formed the Colombian Women's Initiative for Peace (IMP). These women represent a broad sector of Colombia's civil society, organized at the local and central level, as well as in sectors such as trade unions, peasant women, displaced women, indigenous and Afro-colombian organizations, and relatives of kidnapped police and army officers. This guide is a practical example of how women become actors, creating a peace agenda, which also could be used in other countries.