What is the relationship between land ownership, poverty and violence? How do government interventions deepen existing inequalities between (international) companies and local communities? What effects do laws and international standards have on the actual situation…
Civil society organizations, including SOMO, have sent a communique to Léo Heller, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation. In it they warn that their rights are at serious risk…
Now that the referendum in Colombia has rejected the peace deal between the government and the FARC guerrilla group, Colombians mourn or celebrate, and supporters of the peace process search for alternative options to ensure…
Scholars, journalists and activists gathered in early November at the launch of a report titled ‘Reconquering and dispossession in the Altillanura: The case of Poligrow’ in Bogota. The study, authored by SOMO and INDEPAZ, concludes…
Palm oil is used for everything, from food and household products to make-up and biofuel. In the last 10 years palm oil production has doubled worldwide. Colombia benefited by becoming one of the largest exporters….
In Colombia, SOMO cooperates with Indepaz: Instituto de Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Paz – Research Institute for Peace and Development. Indepaz carries out research and provides dialogue facilitation and training. They have thirty…
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