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.

Project ID

106685

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, October 31, 2011

End Date

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Duration

30 months

IDRC Officer

Gottsbacher, Markus

Total funding

CA$ 604,052

Countries

Colombia, South America, Guatemala, North and Central America

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Susana Navarro

Institution

Asociación Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Acción Psicosocial

Institution Country

Guatemala

Institution Website

http://www.ecapguatemala.org.gt

Project Leader

Donalda Meertens

Institution

Xavier Pontifical University

Institution Country

Colombia

Institution Website

http://www.javeriana.edu.co

Project Leader

Patricia Ramírez Parra

Institution

Universidad de Antioquia

Institution Country

Colombia

Institution Website

http://www.udea.edu.co