On September 18th, the Global Region 2 of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Regional Director Seo-yeon Lee) held an online meeting with the cooperation country Colombia and its representative, Miguel Parra (FCC Representative), and women leaders. Attendees included Lilian Carral, lawyer Shirley Rodríguez, Claudia Aragon (FCC Domestic Violence Prevention Instructor), and Ediht Castaño (FCC Teacher).

The FCC (Fundacion Conacce Chaplains) provides human rights education, teaches methods to protect women facing violence in Colombia, and engages in activities to help children and the elderly abandoned due to armed forces.

During the meeting, they discussed the introduction of IWPG, watched videos of the 2023 International Women’s Peace Conference, and talked about future peace activities with women leaders in Colombia, including participating in the International Loving Peace Art Competition.

Claudia Aragon emphasized, “IWPG is an excellent organization, and now peace activities are happening globally,” stating, “Peace is essential for children and women.”

Ediht Castaño mentioned, “I know that IWPG is active around the world,” adding, “Just as peace education took place in Tanzania, it is especially necessary for women in Colombia to have peace education from home.”

Shirley Rodríguez expressed her thoughts, saying, “Peace education is something we can definitely accomplish because we are housewives and mothers. We need to engage in peace activities for our children and women around the world.”

Seo-yeon Lee, the G2 Regional Director, urged, “Through continuous exchange with FCC, I hope IWPG’s activities are introduced to many women’s organizations in Colombia, leading to collaboration.”

IWPG is an international women’s peace organization registered as a Special Consultative Status NGO with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is also registered with the Department of Global Communications (DGC). The vision of IWPG is to protect precious lives from war and pass down peace to future generations with a motherly heart. To achieve this, IWPG, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, collaborates with over 110 branches worldwide and more than 560 affiliated organizations, actively engaging in peace activities.