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María Ruth Sanabria, Colombian human rights defender. Photo: LWF Colombia
18 Jan
María Ruth Sanabria: 40 years of taking risks to defend the rights of others
Minorities and Indigenous People, human rights defender, Human Rights, Advocacy, Peace, indigenous people
18 Jan
Despite continued threats on her life, María Ruth Sanabria remains undeterred in the struggle for the rights of marginalized people.
Messages of peace in a school run by LWF in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C: Kästner
17 Aug
World Humanitarian Day: LWF calls for protection of humanitarian space
notatarget, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian aid, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, emergency, security, Advocacy, Peace
17 Aug
On World Humanitarian Day, the LWF calls for a better protection of humanitarian space.
Jacob Longar Aleer. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
17 Aug
Working in a high-risk area
DWS South Sudan, Education, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, security, Staff, notatarget, Peace
17 Aug
Interview with Jacob Aleer, LWF Security Focal Point in Jonglei, South Sudan ...
Members of the Colombian Commission of Jurists detail the situation in their country at a Human Rights Council side event on 16 March 2018. Photo: LWF/ Peter Kenny
21 Mar
Increase of attacks on human rights defenders in Colombia
UNHRC, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Advocacy, Human Rights, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, DWS Colombia, UPR
21 Mar
Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue. A parallel report assembled by the Lutheran World Federation and Colombian...
LWF delegation presented Pope Francis with a replica of the Christ of Bojayá. Photo: L'Osservatore Romano
8 Dec
“By his bruises we are healed”
Pope Francis, Pope, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, Colombia, ecumenical relations, inter-religious dialogue, Caritas Internationalis, Peace
8 Dec
During an audience at the Vatican on 7 December, The Lutheran World Federation delegation presented Pope Francis with a replica of the Christ of Bojayá, a powerful symbol of conflict and...
General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge meets with Indigenous people of Pueblo Nuevo, Colombia.  Photo: LWF Colombia/ Diego Álvarez
16 Nov
A faith-inspired resistance to violence
Peace-building, peacebuilding, peace building, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, land rights, Minorities and Indigenous People, indigenous people, Peace
16 Nov
LWF General Secretary Junge visits indigenous community in Colombia
Katrine Ringhus, advocacy officer for the LWF country program in Colombia. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
27 Sep
A spotlight on growing violence against defenders of land rights in Colombia
Peace-building, Human Rights, land rights
27 Sep
LWF-supported platform says environmental and civil society leaders are targeted
The Chicué River, in northwestern Colombia’s Chocó district, along which the LWF provides humanitarian assistance. Photo: Church of Sweden/Therése Naomi Jonsson
12 Jan
Learning to farm more efficiently in Colombia's insecure Chocó district
security, humanitarian support, ECHO
12 Jan
“LWF has taught us to farm more nutritious crops"...
Caption: Cristo Perez, land mine survivor and board member of the Association of Antipersonnel Mine Survivors Fighting for Dignity and Peace, a partner supported by the LWF in Colombia. Photo: LWF/Antonio Sánchez Salazar
2 Dec
Life after a land mine
Landmines, Colombia, LWF Colombia
2 Dec
LWF supports survivors in Colombia - International day of people with disabilities
LWF/ DIPECO radio host Victor Linares on air. Photo: LWF Colombia/Nubia Rojas
16 Nov
A radio against disaster
DWS Colombia, Risk Management, disaster preparedness
16 Nov
“Alerta Comunidad” in Colombia educates about risk management and reduction
The torso of the crucifix in the church of Bojayá, Colombia. The explosion which killed 119 people also blew away the arms of the statue, making it a symbol of the violence which took place. Photo: LWF/Kaisamari Hintikka
20 Oct
Together for Peace
Colombia, civil war, internally displaced people
20 Oct
LWF and Caritas peace-building work in Colombia after the civil war
Consultation on a building project in Cacarica, Choco, a community of returned displaced people. Photo: ACT/Sean
27 Sep
Colombia peace result of a long process
Peace deal
27 Sep
LWF offers prayer and support
A Colombian child. Chavela, an LWF incentive worker, advocates for better living conditions for people in her community. Photo: LWF Colombia
19 Aug
How Chavela is helping change the life of her community
World Humanitarian Day 2016
19 Aug
LWF incentive worker changing long-held attitudes to women
Orlinda Romaña worries about the future of her family as large-scale mining operations take over. Photo: LWF/R.Leskinen
29 Jul
Nowhere to go
Industrial mining, artisanal mining, LWF Colombia
29 Jul
LWF supports community claim to regulate gold mining in Colombia
People in Colombia watch the news announcing the peace agreement. Photo: Diego Loaiza
29 Jun
“Share the hope”
DWS Colombia, Peace
29 Jun
LWF and DiPAZ express joy at Colombia peace agreement
Children from an indigenous community in Choco watch the sunrise from a river bank. Photo: LWF Colombia
4 Apr
“End the suffering of thousands”
LWF General Secretary, Peace
4 Apr
LWF welcomes inclusion of ELN in Colombia peace talks
Colombian women have learnt how to demand their human rights, through AMAR. Photo: LWF Colombia
8 Dec
Human Rights Day: the long struggle to protect human rights in Colombia
DWS Colombia, Human Rights Day
8 Dec
Human Rights Day throws light on abuses in Colombia
Alexis Mendoza and his family received a water filter in Saravena so they can improve their health after severe floods in May and June. Photo: LWF Colombia
13 Nov
Flood relief in Arauca, Colombia
13 Nov
“You are a helping hand”
LWF World Service team visiting remote rural communities who have been affected by the conflict in Colombia. Photo: LWF Colombia
14 Jul
Calling for a ceasefire in Colombia
conflict, Peace, DWS Colombia
14 Jul
Open letter to conflict parties during Havana peace talks
Farming professional discusses the importance of working with communities in designing projects.  Photo:  LWF Columbia
16 Jun
LWF Colombia held up as example of high quality aid
DWS Colombia, Core Humanitarian Standard
16 Jun
New global standards expected to bring about greater accountability
A member of the Caracoles community in the department of Arauca learning how to avoid landmine accidents. Workshop, March 2011. © LWF/DWS Colombia/M. Sjögren
17 Apr
Healing the wounds left by lethal landmines in Colombia
17 Apr
LWF supports victims’ demand for legal rights