Peace in Colombia is Possible
A forty-five year war, millions of displaced and millions of lives damaged by killings, kidnappings, landmines and fear.
This is Colombia and this is the place where Caritas is working to ensure “Peace is Possible”.
Caritas is there for the people of Colombia with material and moral support. Caritas also lobbies the Government and international community on the issue of peace in Colombia.
Peace is Possible is not just the name of a Caritas Campaign, it is also our hope for the future of this rich and diverse country which could offer so much to Colombians.
Caritas has called on the Government of Colombia to live up to its international obligations to those who have lost their homes. The Colombian government must also ensure that the rights of vulnerable groups such as women, children, and indigenous populations are protected.
Caritas says widespread violations committed within Colombia such as extrajudicial killings must be thoroughly investigated, judicial independence must be ensured and freedom of speech must be protected.
Here are two stories of people whose lives were uprooted by Colombia’s war. With Caritas’ help they have been facing their difficulties to build new lives and face each day with new hope.