Shadow reporting on rural and peasant women in Colombia
PRINCIPAL MEMBER: CBI ON WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS: CINEP AND CDS
In Colombia, CINEP, CDS and other partner organisations worked together to prepare a country-specific alternative report on the situation of rural and peasant women’s rights, including land rights, as defined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Four decades after Colombia signed the Convention, Colombian women still live under insecure land tenure systems. CINEP, CDS and their partners prepared an alternative report, accounting on the implementation of the Convention in Colombia. While closely following the state’s official report, the platform provided a community and research-based and practical assessment of the implementation of CEDAW at the community level, and the effectiveness of the government’s policies and proposed concrete recommendations on how to improve the situation of rural and peasant women in Colombia.