The Akubadaura Community of Jurists builds scenarios for joint action and exchange of knowledge between ethnic organizations (indigenous and Afro), and their communicators; establishes dialogues with local, regional, national and international media, and promotes meetings with organizations and sectors of Colombian society for the common good.
In 2022, the Akubadaura Community of Jurists held a variety of meetings with the idea of generating a free and constructive space for the defense of ethnic communities in Colombia.
In June a meeting was held on prior consent, where Akubadaura presented the National Information System on Free, Prior and Informed Consennt, an innovative digital tool with more than 40 thousand data, this is a unique system in Colombia, which was also built as an online tool that will allow anyone to track proor consent processes. The event also saw the publication of the book: Scopes and Legal Evolution of Free and Informed Prior Consent, which provides a historical overview of the regulations and presents four national cases of consent processes with indigenous peoples that were also accompanied by Akubadaura. (To learn more we invite you to consult free access to information on Prior Consultation).
Meeting of communicators
During the month of August, an interethnic communication meeting was held in Bogota: So that the word may flow. The space had two moments, one to publicize the process of empowerment of the Embera indigenous women of the upper and lower Atrato, in the department of Chocó, and the second, a space for training and dialogue between indigenous, Afro and non-indigenous journalists from national, regional, community and alternative media to exchange knowledge and skills about communication and journalism with an ethnic and gender focus.
The meeting also included the participation of Mujeres Fuerza Wayuu, Organización Indígena Kankuama and Consejo Territorial de Cabildos de La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta -CTC-, Red de Derechos Humanos del Pacífico nariñense y piedemonte costero -ReDHPaNa-, Colectivo Miní Chitía, Conferencia Nacional de Organizaciones Afrocolombianas -C. N.O.A-, Comisión Nacional de Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas -CONCIP-, TIKCARIBE and ComunicaPIK, Imagotrópico Colectivo, El Turbión, Noticias Wayuu, Cambio, Canal Capital and El Espectador. In June, a meeting was held on prior consultation, where Akubadaura presented the National Information System on Free, Prior and Informed Consultation, an innovative digital tool with more than 40 thousand data, a unique system in Colombia, which was also built as an online tool that will allow anyone to follow up on prior consultation processes. The event also saw the publication of the book: Scopes and legal evolution of Free and Informed Prior Consultation, which provides a historical overview of the regulations and presents four national cases of consultation processes with indigenous peoples that were also accompanied by the Community of Jurists.
National meeting of indigenous women
In mid-September, indigenous women from different peoples were summoned to the National Exchange of Experiences: Indigenous Women Weavers of Leadership for the Defense of their Rights, in the framework of the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Women, with the purpose of building leadership experiences, training to make visible and recognize the voice of indigenous women in the defense of their rights, access to justice and participation.
The event was organized by the Departmental Women’s Program of the Mesa de Diálogo y Concertación de los Pueblos Indígenas del Chocó and the Akubadaura Community of Jurists, with the participation of women from the Maya people of Guatemala, Arhuaco, Kankuamo of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Embera of Chocó and Antioquia, and women from the Misak and Nasa people of Cauca, the Nükak people of Guaviare and the Awá of Nariño. (To learn more we invite you to consult Indigenous women weave leadership in national meeting).
The following is a compilation of spaces in which Akubadaura accompanied in various processes.