From the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to Sepur Zarco: Intercultural School of Justice against sexual violence and gender-based violence in the post-conflict framework and COVID 19 in Colombia.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Indigenous women in Colombia have historically been victims of sexual violence (SV) and gender-based violence (GBV) in a context marked by the armed conflict, the post-conflict and currently the COVID 19 pandemic. The main objective is to implement the Intercultural School of Justice of the indigenous women of the Caribbean, focused on the identification and documentation of cases of SV and VBG related to the armed conflict in a report of the 2 participating peoples (Arhuaco and Wiwa). A report will be prepared on these cases, which will be used before national and international institutions, constituting a key input for the selection of cases for the Strategic Litigation of VS and VBS. Simultaneously, the forms of spiritual litigation specific to women and their peoples will be strengthened, a training process will be developed in SV and VBG, ordinary and daily violence, and prevention and complaint routes will be established to strengthen the sexual and reproductive rights of women. women, with the support of the men involved, facilitated by the precedent and the lessons learned by the Guatemalan indigenous women's network of Sepur Zarco.


Sexual violence, interculturality and construction of peace.

Commitments / Obligations

Sexual violence, interculturality and peacebuilding.
Short titleFrom the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to Sepur Zarco
Effective start/end date1/26/2112/16/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • International
  • Great Amount


  • Santa Marta


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