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
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.
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.
LMD provides legal assistance to WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.
LMD provides psychological counselling to WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.
LMD has built safe houses for WHRDs who are victims of displacement and sexual violence.
The website is available in Spanish.