Did you know Colombia’s Truth Commission offers a once-in-generations opportunity to stop the cycle of violence that has cost over 450,000 lives?
But this opportunity can ONLY happen if the Truth Commission’s message is spread not only in Colombia but across the world.
What is the Colombian Truth Commission?
Colombia’s Truth Commission was set up by the 2016 peace accord to address more than 60 years of armed conflict. The team of commissioners listened to the painful testimonies of tens of thousands of the 9 million victims of Colombia’s conflict.
In July 2022, the Truth Commission released its final report. When you read the heart-wrenching testimonies, you see that every armed actor, from the guerrillas to the paramilitaries to Colombia’s own armed forces, committed horrifying acts of cruelty against the civilian population.
Colombian society needs to reflect, and change.
And the United States, which supported the Colombian government and armed forces so strongly during a period when human rights violations by many armed actors, including Colombia’s armed forces, reached their peak, also needs to REFLECT and CHANGE.
What You Can Do
Share on social media!
Click here for the complete infographic on the human cost of the deadly war in Colombia. You can share on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram along with some sample tweets!
Here are some sample tweets. Just click on the tweet to post directly on your Twitter!
|JUNTOS, we can work for #peace and #justice for the people of Colombia by implementing the @ComisionVerdadC recommendations! Check out their interactive website below! https://bit.ly/3LiWgGa And ALWAYS remember #HayFuturoSiHayVerdad|
We MUST bring awareness to the Truth Commission’s revelations of the conflict’s deadly toll and its recommendations for Colombia to achieve greater peace!
Ana for the LAWG team—Lisa, Daniella, and Yadira