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People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village

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In 2007, the Aachen Peace Prize was awarded to 10-year-old San José de Apartadó, one of 50 peace villages in Colombia that are resisting the protracted fighting among government, guerrilla, and paramilitary forces. The small village in the region of Uraba, near the Panama border, has a population of nearly 3,000.

In order to be part of the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, each resident agrees to remain neutral, participate in community work, say no to injustice, refuse to participate in the war, and not carry weapons.

Orchard in San José de Apartadó. Photo by Aileen Nowlan
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Orchard in San José de Apartadó.
Photo by Aileen Nowlan
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