League of Displaced Women

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Contact Information


w: www.ligademujeresdesplazadas.org
e: institucional@ligademujeres.org

Description


League of Displaced Women (LMD)  is an organization composed of women from diverse backgrounds of race and culture that have been victims of crimes of forced displacement and related offences.  They fight for the return of fundamental and constitutional rights guaranteed by Colombia and support the sustainable social development of women and families and work to strengthen the organization of displaced women, promote peaceful, democratic and transparent participation of members in all of their activities in the development of the organization.

Areas of Work


Promotion and protection of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights, and humanitarian law through national and international litigation, monitoring, and public policy design.

Urgent Responses Offered


Urgent appeals, international solidarity and communication strategies

LMD produces urgent appeals concerning violations against WHRDs and provides information about each case as well as on the actions that should be taken by national authorities. It provides addresses for individuals or organizations to take action. Some urgent appeals are available in English. See the Mujeres en Resistencia (women in resistance) section of the website.

Advocacy with regional and international mechanisms

LMD submits urgent appeals to the UN Special Rapporteurs and other Rapporteurs depending on the nature of the violation. LMDC also works with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and EU embassies and other institutions.

Legal assistance and trial observation


LMD provides legal assistance to WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.

Medical assistance, stress management and psychosocial counseling

LMD provides psychological counselling to WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.

Temporary relocation and emergency hotline

LMD has built safe houses for WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.

Geographic Focus


Colombia.

Languages


The website is available in Spanish.

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