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Transcending the long path

22 June, 2018



In cooperation with Norway, DCAF Latin America and Caribbean Unit (LAC); Gender and Security Division and the Colombian NGO Social and Economic Research and Economic Corporation (CIASE), worked together to create a series of recommendations for the Colombian National Police to assist them in adapting their violence against women (VAW) response protocols to the conditions of the “transitional zones” in Colombia, territories formerly controlled by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and where the ex-combatants are now integrated.


This publication presents a series of recommendations to the Colombian State, the Police and the International Community. These recommendations aim to promote the creation of safe environments, future perspectives for collective and individual initiatives for the right to security, and to a life free from violence. These recommendations are embedded in the international and national commitments with the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, relying on the principles and recommendations of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and related resolutions.