Colombian Women Say No to the FTA

Last week ART, together with WOLA, Oxfam-America and AFSC, co sponsored a delegation of women political and civic leaders from Colombia for a week of lobbying to express their opposition to the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. In over 40 Congressional visits the delegation stunned policy makers with first hand testimony of their lived experience of military and economic violence and its impact on women and children. The women urged members of Congress to oppose the FTA with Colombia stating that it will only exacerbate the extreme human rights violations they currently endure. read more