A Story of Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia
Gender & Security, Political Conflict

Peace is Ours: A Story of Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

Author(s): Alexandra Amling, Timothy Schommer, Illustrator: Chloé Dolic
Date: March 6, 2019
Publication Type: Book
Research Topics: Gender & Security, Political Conflict

Overview:

Peace is Ours is the story of a young couple, Ximena and Jair, who attempt to build their lives in the shadow of the Colombian peace process in 2016. As they struggle to find their way in society, they are haunted by memories of family tragedy, their role as guerilla fighters during the conflict, and the difficulty of establishing a sense of normalcy within a deeply divided Colombia.

Key Findings:

  • This story was developed in response to requests by many ex-combatants to share their stories of the long journey toward peace and becoming recognized citizens of Colombia again.
     
  • The story aims to not only connect the past with the present, but also to connect the challenges of civil society with the struggles of the ex-combatants.

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