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F.a: Defence of the Territory and Peace Building in Colombia


01/14 - 12/16


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As a result of 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia is one of the most unequal societies in the world with over 5 million internally displaced persons. The Lutheran World Federation’s Colombia program aims at responding to the challenges caused by the ar med conflict, natural disasters and internal displacement in the departments of Choco and Arauca where majority of the population are indigenous people and Afro Colombians. The program strengthens the communities in the program areas by protecting human ri ghts defenders and promoting land rights. Food security and food sovereignty is strengthened by promoting organic cultivation, sustainable crops and improved cultivation technics. New livelihoods are identified and developed. Advocacy is done directly and through networks and partner organisations in local, national and international level, in order to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Colombia. Local partner networks are strengthened through trainings, seminars and workshops. Disaster prepar edness and risk management are improved by trainings to communities and leaders of organizations. The program is implemented by the Lutheran World Federation-Department for World Service as the Colombia Country Program.