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Access to Justice for Indigenous and Peasant Women in Colombia and Guatemala

Despite the widespread nature of abuse facing women in contexts of armed conflict and transition, there is little documentation on how such women experience injustice and how they exercise their agency to demand justice. This project will connect indigenous and peasant women in Colombia and Guatemala to exchange experiences in dealing with formal and community justice systems. Researchers will identify and compare the collective strategies by which the women seek redress for violation of their right to life, land ownership, physical safety, and psychological and moral integrity, and formulate policy recommendations to enhance their access to justice

Start Date10/31/2011
Duration30 month(s)
Area Under Study[Latin America and the Caribbean][Americas][South America][Colombia][Central America][Guatemala]
Responsible OfficerGottsbacher, Markus
Total Funding$603,400.00

Xavier Pontifical University
Institution AddressVicerrectoria Academica Carrera 7 No. 40-52 Cundinamarca, Bogotá Colombia
Institution Websitewww.javeriana.edu.co
Institution TypeEducational
Component NamePontificia Universidad Javeriana
Researcher NameDonalda Meertens
Researcher RoleCP-PROJ LEADER

Universidad de Antioquia
Institution AddressCiudad Universitaria, Bloque 9-243 Calle 67 No. 53-108 Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
Institution Websitewww.udea.edu.co
Institution TypeEducational
Component NameINER
Researcher NameLuz Maria Londono F.
Researcher RoleCP-PROJ LEADER

Asociacion Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Accion Psicosocial
Institution Address 30 Avenida 7-60 Zona 4, Villa Ereil Mixco Guatemala
Institution TypePrivate - Not for Profit
Component NameECAP
Researcher NameSusana Navarro
Researcher RoleCP-PROJ LEADER
Project Details
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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