The gender component in the colombian peace process: Obstacles to its inclusion and implementation

Patricia Pabón, Javier Aguirre

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The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the inclusion of the gender component in the discussions of the peace agreement in Colombia and its consequences in the process of popular ratification, which was a determining factor in the victory of “No” in the 2016 plebiscite for peace. This result led to a renegotiation of the agreement in which several nuances of the gender component were modified, which in turn has created a series of obstacles in its implementation. Drawing on Fraser’s work, we will argue that these difficulties show the lack of representation and recognition of women and people with diverse sexual orientations in Colombia and that part of the understanding of the lack of recognition is linked to the role of religion in the public sphere. As a general conclusion, it is proposed that overcoming gender-related injustices remains a pending component in the post-agreement context and implies a challenge for the consolidation of a stable and lasting peace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Colombian Peace Agreement
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Assessment
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781000375138
ISBN (Print)9780367528812
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


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