In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Warfare between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict. Despite being trapped in a protracted conflict financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.
The Institute for Policy Studies is proud to join Washington Office on Latin America, Latin America Working Group, School of the Americas Watch, Center for International Policy, Jesuit Refugee Service USA, US Office on Colombia, and Witness for Peace for this Women’s Day commemorative screening of WE WOMEN WARRIORS, bearing witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaving character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.
Panel discussion to follow:
- Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, leading Colombia human rights advocate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
- Virginia Bouvier, with USIP, currently as senior program officer in the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, focusing on Colombia and Latin America.
- Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group, served as Senior Associate at the LAWG, where she worked on Colombia and Central America policy
- Nicole Karsin, the film’s Producer and Director. She covered Colombia’s armed conflict as an independent journalist for a U.S. audience from 2002-2009.
Half of the screening’s proceeds will support the Kankuamo women’s collective featured in the film. Purchase tickets today.
Co-sponsors: Washington Office on Latin America, Latin America Working Group, GALA Hispanic Theatre, School of the Americas Watch, Center for International Policy, Institute for Policy Studies, Jesuit Refugee Service USA, US Office on Colombia, and Witness for Peace.