Colombia: la Semana por la Paz 2011

Colombians are committing themselves to peace and defending dignity this week. A civil war in Colombia since the  mid-1960’s has forced millions of people from their homes, destroyed communities and caused untold suffering.

Caritas Colombia Director Hector Fabio Henao says ‘Peace Week’ creates a space for ordinary people to identify with the peace process, it bares witness to the thousands of people who dedicate their lives to stopping the country’s decades long war and it looks to support the victims of violence.

The theme of this years: “I build peace when….” You can start by watching the offical video.


More can be found on Peace Week at the Caritas Colombia website

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