On 24 April 2014, the Executive Director of CIASE (Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica), Rosa Emilia Salamanca, spoke at an event organised by the President of the UN’s General Assembly. She addressed the need to include gender, violence and peace in the UN’s post-2015 development framework. This is a transcript of her address.
CIASE and Conciliation Resources have been partnering since 2011 on promoting women’s empowerment in peace processes. Rosa Emilia is also part of the Women Peace and Security Collective, a group of women in Colombia who have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, called the Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing up to 15 actions.
Read more about Conciliation Resources' work in Colombia here.