Colombia: Difficulties with law enforcement for rights of women survivors

Michelle Bachlets visits Colombia, UN Women insists on truth, justice and reparation for women survivors of Colombia’s armed conflicts. Based on The Victims and Land Restitution law from 2011 Colombia’s women have the right to live free from violence; women survivors of sexual violence have the right to reparation and psychosocial care and to mandatory court representation for women survivors. The National Coordinator of UN Women in Colombia, Margarita Bueso about the difficulties to get the law enforced: “We must overcome the barriers to access justice in relation to sexual violence in the context of armed conflict, the prosecution of those responsible, appropriate sentencing, the clarification of the truth of what happened and reparation for victims.” Read more…
Source: UN Women

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