San Jose de Apartado, peace community in Colombia



The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Colombia was formed on 23 of March 1997. The town of San José and its agricultural hinterlands are located in the mountainous zones in the region of Urabá. The Community is defined by its strict internal regulations : not to grow coca; a commitment to engage in communal work, not to take any part in the armed conflict, not to pass information to or aid any belligerent groups. For this very rule, its population is regularly threatened by armed groups.


Period : 2012
Location : San Jose de Apartado, Colombia
Publications  : La Vie (fr), L a cité (swi)