Colombia - Despite Facing Years of Armed Conflict, Peasant and Afro-Descendent Communities Conserve Mother Earth - Global Forest Coalition
A woman from La Alsacia speaks about the history of their Community Council at the Festival of Rural and Urban Expressions in Bucaramanga in 2017.

A woman from La Alsacia speaks about the history of their Community Council at the Festival of Rural and Urban Expressions in Bucaramanga in 2017.

La Alsacia is located in an area that was strongly affected by the armed conflict. Today, a ‘zona de transición’ is located very close to their territory. This is a space for ex-combatants from guerilla groups like FARC to give up their arms.

Although the community of La Alsacia is happy about the peace process they are concerned about repercussions in case the government does not live up to their promises in the peace accords. Any violence will greatly affect their ability to collectively govern their territory.

Photo by Jeanne Lieberman and CENSAT Agua Viva