8M STOP THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN: DEFENDING OUR LIVES, BODIES AND TERRITORIES

8M STOP THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN: DEFENDING OUR LIVES, BODIES AND TERRITORIES

ASOCIACIÓN MOVIMIENTO FEMINISTA POR LA PAZ RUTA PACIFICA DE LAS MUJERES

Gender Equality

Our story

Campaign summary:

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  1. Introduce the issue, opportunity or problem you want to address with this project

8M STOP THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN: DEFENDING OUR LIVES, BODIES AND TERRITORIES

In Colombia, women continue to be the victims not only of the armed conflict but also of various types of violence, especially sexual violence and femicide. During 2018, Colombia was declared one of the most dangerous places for women and girls in Latin American.

 

National regulations such as Law 1257/08, Law 1719/14 and Femicide Law 1761/15 are some regulations that in Colombia typify crimes against women but they are not enough; the obstacles to access to care routes, re-victimization by public officials, impunity in the judicial process and mainly social naturalization make the situations of violence of different kinds suffered by women and girls in Colombia continue in complete impunity and forgetfulness. It is URGENT in Colombia to maintain the campaigns, actions, complaints about violence against girls and women.

SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN, WE NEED TO KEEP OUR ACTIONS AND THAT THE VOICE OF THE WOMEN IS LISTENED.

  1. Why is this important to you, your team, or your organization?

For the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres and for Colombian women it is URGENT and IMPORTANT that the actions  of public denunciation of the violence suffered by girls and women be maintained. That we can not be on the Street, in the media with our slogans and claims, deepens the silence that the Colombian State maintains regarding this situation. For this, we seek the support of all people so that on March 8, the International Day of Human Rights of Women, we can go out into the 10 departments in which we have a presence and say NO MORE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Not only we will do it next March 8, without the last Tuesday of each month throughout the year 2019.

 

WE ARE IN RESISTANCE, PERSISTENCE, AND NEVER DESIRED TO DENOUNCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN COLOMBIA

  1. What is your goal, how do you plan to accomplish it and how can people’s
    support/donations help you get there?

Objective: Through the social mobilization, the Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres places in the public scenario in 10 Colombian departments, the situation of violence, discrimination and inequality in which women and girls are found in the country. The saplings, marches, radio programs, workshops, forums, communications, among other actions are the way the Ruta Pacifica positions its commitment to a life free of violence for women.

We require support for March 8 to manage 10 actions in each of our regional, in order to
hold talks, sit-ins, marches, mobilizations, radio campaigns and social networks, with symbolic and political bets.

 

Women in Black

Additionally, the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres after establishing an International and National alliance, installed as a symbolic-political practice the Women in Black seedlings the last Tuesday of each month, performing them in public spaces and representative places in the main Colombian cities where it is present.

This practice has consolidated regional and national mobilizations where 2,000 to 10,000 women participate, as a contribution to the construction of women as social and political subjects that manifest themselves peacefully and permanently against armed conflicts and against violence that for years They have put women as spoils of war.

How we’ll put your donations to work

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  1. What will funds cover? Be transparent and specific to build trust in your
    supporters.
  • National badges, for women: scarves, shirts and artistic makeup.
  • Regarding advertising: banners and posters alluding to the theme.
  • Delivery of pedagogical flyers about violence against women in Colombia.
  • We require transportation to mobilize women from their places of residence to places of actions on the street.
  • We need refreshments and snacks for women
  • We require 10 thousand dollars
  1. Describe where your funds will go if you don’t reach your entire goal.

Conducting conversations and workshops for women from the Ruta Pacífica regional to prepare advocacy, mobilization and training for women. The strategies of movilization and simbolics activities are maintained throughout the year on the last Tuesday of each month, and the money would then be used for this.

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All the support we receive is useful, it will be used in an efficient and transparent manner and the territories where women have more economic disadvantages such as Chocó, Putumayo are prioritized . Supporting the Ruta Pacifica in its symbolic actions and mobilization is to support more than 300 women organizations and 10,000 women in 10 departments of Colombia.

You are NOT supporting one organization, you are supporting A SOCIAL MOVEMENT OF WOMEN IN COLOMBIA

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Why it matters:

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  1. What impact will you have if this project becomes a reality? How will you measure the impact?

The Ruta Pacifica is the women’s movement against war that has been fighting for more than 20 years in Colombia because women live free of violence and the armed conflict is resolved by negotiation and a stable and lasting peace is built The actions undertaken by Ruta Pacífica are a guarantee of social mobilization, inclusive participation of the diversity of women and their territories and this has positioned it as a unique movement of its kind in Colombia.

Therefore, the impact is national, is to have in 10 regions of the country women in the street permanently pronouncing for violence against women. The impact will be measured by the reports of the coordinators in each region, by the photographic record and attendance lists.

 

  1. Explain why your project is valuable to your supporters and the world (or the Latino community).

It is valuable because a world where women suffer discrimination, violence and inequality is a world that is neither FAIR nor EQUALITARY. Therefore, everything that is done from society to denounce and make visible what is happening against women and girls is important, necessary and urgent.

 

  1. Why should people trust you? Reference success stats from similar projects or point to your organization’s track record.

There are many international agencies and entities that know our actions, our responsible action and our reliable transparency in the management of resources and finances. Some of these agencies are UN Women, Mundubat – AECID, ICCO Netherlands, USAID, UNHCR, EM2030, Oxfam. The Embassies of Dutch, Norway, Sweden in Colombia.

In addition, for the contribution in the search for negotiated peace and the construction of peace from the participation and contribution of women, the Ruta Pacífica has received 11 important national and international awards. See information web page.  Likewise, the Ruta regionals have received various awards in their territories for their work in favor of peace and the defense of women’s rights.

Potential Challenges:

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About our organization:

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The Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres, emerged publicly in 1996 as a response to the serious situation of violence in which women found themselves in conflict zones, both in rural and urban areas. Since its formation a citizen movement has been part of national and international peace, which has said NO to war. It is a feminist, pacifist, anti-militarist and constructing movement of an ethics of Non-Violence in which justice, peace, equity, autonomy, freedom and the recognition of otherness are fundamental principles, it is integrated by more than 300 organizations and groups of women from different social sectors, with direct presence in nine regional and 142 municipalities of the country, from there work so that women position themselves not only as victims of the war, but as social and political actors of the negotiation process and of building Peace and has in SOCIAL MOBILIZATION the way to reaffirm to Colombian society that peace is not only the result of the negotiation of the armed conflict, but the moral, ethical and cultural reconstruction of each town, city or region.

 

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