In rural Bolivar, Valle del Cauca, a culture of silence has developed around the atrocities committed during Colombia’s armed conflict. Corporación Socio-Ecológica para el Futuro de Bolivar (ECOFUTURO) creates spaces for women living in the rural municipality of Bolivar to share their stories of conflict, reaffirm their own value as peace builders, recognize and strengthen their contributions to the rural economy, learn about their rights and obligations and avail themselves of public programs created for their benefit. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Colombia. ECOFUTURO’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
This grant is part of a broader initiative that supports grassroots organizations to build a just and lasting peace in Colombia.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Analysis and dissemination of agricultural development within the peace process in the municipalitie||Colombia||2017 – 2018||$25,454||$6,077||30 individuals||90 individuals||job skills and enterprise development|
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