4 Mar 2024

From the mountains to the public arena

The struggle of women ex-combatants of FARC-EP to make their voices heard

In the third issue of our policy insight series on gender-inclusive conflict transformation, Victoria Sandino Simanca Herrera, former member of FARC-EP, a negotiator during the peace process and signatory to the 2016 Final Peace Agreement in Colombia, shares her experiences of transitioning from armed conflict to the legal political sphere. She details the challenges encountered in "continuing the struggle without arms" and offers a set of recommendations aimed at ensuring meaningful political participation for women ex-combatants in peace processes.


Victoria Sandino Simanca Herrera


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