impacted by the conflict in Colombia are seldom heard from and almost never
consulted. They are the
indigenous, Afro-Colombian and campesinos from rural sectors all over the
country. They travelled great
distances to meet in Barrancabermeja from 12-15 August, to work out and propose their own solution to a
conflict that continues to threaten their lives, their traditional lands, their
livelihoods, and cultural identities.