17 Departments, Colombia




Support to Women and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict

In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and Rights, PADF is implementing a year-long initiative that will create transitional justice mechanisms and strengthen existing coordination among government institutions in order to better provide assistance and psychosocial support and guidance to women and youth who have been victims of Colombia’s armed conflict. This program also seeks to ensure that victims receive the reparations that they are entitled to under Colombia law.

This program has four main components:

  • Care and guidance for women who have been victims of sexual violence
  • Psychosocial support to youth and women
  • Technical assistance
  • Institutional coordination

As part of the psychosocial support, the program has provided care to 600 women who were victims of sexual violence as a result of the armed conflict. Care was provided through four organizations that focus on women: Sisma Mujer, Ruta Pacífica, Corporación Casa de Mujer, and Alianza IMP. These organizations also received institutional strengthening. 

In addition, this initiative has worked with other women’s groups, among them Organización Fémina Popular (OFP), Anmucic, and Narrar para Vivir, to move forward with the process of reparations in order to benefit individuals. 

The program has also carried out more than 80 interventions to assist victims of the armed conflict using its mobile unit, reaching more than 17,700 people in 17 departments (provinces).

Tolima, Putumayo, Magdalena, Nariño, Bolívar, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Sucre, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Risaralda, Caquetá, Meta, Antioquia, Arauca, Santander, Valle del Cauca, Norte de Santander, and Bogotá, D.C.