This project is supported by the long experience in information gathering, research, and support to social organizations of the Social Movements, and the School for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (DHESC) teams.
Thus, the Project seeks to generate a more permanent dialogue among these efforts aimed at building perspectives that respond to the contemporary social dynamics, thanks to the production of information and the analysis of human rights violations, land dispossession, and social struggles, on the basis of three lines of action:
Lands and Territories
Human Rights and Political Violence Database
The Social Movements project has two main activities. On the one hand, it follows up on the social mobilization trends in Colombia, according to their spatiotemporal location, demands, leading organizations and participants, protest repertoires, adversaries, responses and achievements, on the basis of the social struggles database. On the other hand, it carries out a reflection on the dynamics of social movements in the country and their relation to the State and other social actors, using an interdisciplinary approach (History, Cultural Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology).