Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, speaks during a press conference at the Convention Palace in Havana, on July 24, 2016. Photo Yamil Lage, AFP

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, speaks during a press conference at the Convention Palace in Havana, on July 24, 2016. Photo Yamil Lage, AFP If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and More...

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Nearly Half of Colombians Fear Venezuela War Over Border Crisis: Poll

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First Transgender Woman Running for Mayor of Small Town in Antioquia

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President Santos Approves New Law on Tax Reform

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Tasks for Peace and Post-Conflict on Presidential Calendar

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Peru, Colombia Inks Accords At First Binational Cabinet Meeting

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and his counterpart Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (R) particpate in high- level bilateral discussions. (Photo: EFE) COLOMBIA NEWS — The first Peru-Colombia binational More...

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Govt watchdog candidates ‘involved in too many scandals’: Colombia congresswoman

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Leader of FARC Rebels Rrules Out Peace By Year’s End

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President Santos Sworn In For Second Term

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