Date: 22 February
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Bergen Resource Centre for International Development
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Decades of conflict and human rights violations have left over 5.3 million Colombians displaced. Impunity and the effective protection of human rights activists is a huge challenge and remains major obstacles towards preventing new violations.  

Sanchez-Garzoli will talk about the current humanitarian, human rights and labour rights challenges facing Colombia and give recommendations on how the international community can address these pressing concerns.

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli is a as Senior Associate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), a US NGO dedicated to influence US foreign policy towards Latin America with regards to human rights, democracy and socio-economic justice.

Prior to joining WOLA, Sanchez-Garzoli was the US Representative for Peace Brigades International's Colombia project. She has also worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Brookings Institution/Johns Hopkins SAIS Project on Internal Displacement where she served as senior global aide to Francis M. Deng, the Representative of the UN Secretary General on Internal Displacement.

Sanchez-Garzoli holds a Master's degree in International Law and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, and a BA in Environmental Science for Columbia University's Barnard College.

CMI organizes the seminar in collaboration with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF).