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Project: Memory, Gender, and Intersectionality Approaches at the Colombian Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición

The Colombian Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición is the first in its kind to include built-in gender and ethnic approaches in its initial design. Being memory a matter of feminist concern, and insofar as the CEV aims to become a vehicle for the transmission of the experiences of women's and sexual/gender minorities in the context of armed conflict in Colombia, the research seeks to examine its work, particularly with regard to its conceptualization and implementation of intersectionality. Theorized by several strands of contemporary feminist theory, intersectionality proves to be a difficult concept to put in practice in empirical investigation. The work of the CEV provides an interesting opportunity to explore the feasibility of implementing intersectional approaches in historical clarification undertakings such as the one underway in Colombia, as much as the interpretation of social conflicts and political violence related to gender, race, class, and sexuality they allow.



  • Juliana González. Doctoral student. Peace Studies at the University of Giessen
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters. Chair for Peace Studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Gießen