Making Space for Peace: International Protective Accompaniment in Colombia (2007-2009)
International accompaniment is a strategy used in conflict zones that puts people who are less at risk literally next to people under threat because of their work for peace and justice. Thousands of human rights workers, grassroots organizations, and communities have been protected in this way since 1983. There are now international accompaniers working with 24 organizations in ten countries. Colombia is the country with the largest number of international groups.