Operation Dove in Colombia - 2020

Peasants threatened by armed groups resist in a nonviolent way to continue living on their land: the presence of volunteers is necessary for their safety. Operation Dove is a concrete and nonviolent peace response... support it!

Operation Dove in Colombia - 2020

Peasants threatened by armed groups resist in a nonviolent way to continue living on their land: the presence of volunteers is necessary for their safety. Operation Dove is a concrete and nonviolent peace response... support it!

Since 2009, Operazione Colomba has been present in the Peace Community of San José de Apartadò, in the northwest of Colombia, to help the local population to continue living in their territories.
In 2016 the Colombian Government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) signed a Peace Agreement but illegal armed groups have occupied the lands left by the guerrillas, subduing the civilian population: the murders of social and indigenous leaders, defenders of Human and Environmental Rights have increased.
The Peace Community is made up of about 500 people, mostly peasants who live in small villages spread over a large area. Its members have chosen to resist in a nonviolent way to the threats of armed groups interested in controlling the territory, challenging an economic model based on human and environmental exploitation, practicing a lifestyle that puts the person, the community and the environment at the center.
The presence of volunteers is necessary: it acts as a deterrent to the use of violence; volunteers accompany the inhabitants in their movements, often very difficult, in the city or along paths sometimes mined and crossed by armed groups; they collect information on violations suffered by members of the community for advocacy actions.
All the activities always serve to guarantee the civilian population greater security and a better hope of life.

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Since 2009, Operazione Colomba has been present in the Peace Community of San José de Apartadò, in the northwest of Colombia, to help the local population to continue living in their territories.
In 2016 the Colombian Government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) signed a Peace Agreement but illegal armed groups have occupied the lands left by the guerrillas, subduing the civilian population: the murders of social and indigenous leaders, defenders of Human and Environmental Rights have increased.
The Peace Community is made up of about 500 people, mostly peasants who live in small villages spread over a large area. Its members have chosen to resist in a nonviolent way to the threats of armed groups interested in controlling the territory, challenging an economic model based on human and environmental exploitation, practicing a lifestyle that puts the person, the community and the environment at the center.
The presence of volunteers is necessary: it acts as a deterrent to the use of violence; volunteers accompany the inhabitants in their movements, often very difficult, in the city or along paths sometimes mined and crossed by armed groups; they collect information on violations suffered by members of the community for advocacy actions.
All the activities always serve to guarantee the civilian population greater security and a better hope of life.

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