Women’s participation in the Colombian peace process was the result of the extraordinary engagement of women’s organisations. This contributed directly to the final peace agreement reached in 2016 and sets an example for other peace negotiations held around the world.

There is an important story about women, peace and security that needs to be told.
We are putting the spotlight on women who have paved the way – the bold and the brave – and we know there are and can be many more of them.
We are pushing for #MoreWomenMorePeace

Swedish companies in Colombia and Sweden’s Embassy in Bogota have joined forces to support families affected by the landslide in Mocoa in April. The disaster caused over 320 fatalities and considerable material damage. After being contacted by several Swedish companies wondering how they could help, the Embassy decided to coordinate a donation of the Swedish water treatment innovation, Solvatten.

Den 26 september skrivs Colombias fredsavtal under. Avtalet är ett resultat av fyra års förhandlingar mellan parterna i den mer än femtioåriga interna konflikten i landet. Utrikesminister Margot Wallström är på plats och deltar i ceremonin för dess undertecknande.

#MoreWomenMorePeace. This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Emma Nilenfors, 1325-coordinator at the Swedish MFA highlighs something we’ve known for some time but is still not a reality: when women are included in peace processes, it contributes to a peace agreement being signed and peace being more sustainable.