Washington Conference on Human Rights, US Policy and the Displaced in Colombia

On April 1, over 200 people attended a conference at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, to discuss the crisis in Colombia and U.S. policy. The conference was co-sponsored by Washington Office on Latin America, Latin America Working Group, Institute for Policy Studies, Center for International Policy, Colombia Human Rights Committee,

U.S. Committee for Refugees, Project Counseling Service for Latin American Refugees, InterAction (with membership of 160 NGOs), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, American University, George Washington University,

Displaced Populations Program, School of Social Work, Howard University. The morning session focused on the dynamics of political violence and the role of U.S. policy; the afternoon session assessed the crisis of the displaced, and what can be done about it. Following are one selection each from the morning and afternoon sessions:

Women and Armed Conflict in Colombia: Anonymous Victims of the War

The Challenge of Avoiding Colombia's Extinction

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