Este informe público presenta los principales hallazgos de violencia sexual contra hombres y niños en el conflicto armado colombiano y fueron presentados ante el componente judicial del Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No Repetición de Colombia, la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP). El informe se entregó en marzo de 2022 de manera conjunta por la Red de Mujeres Víctimas y Profesionales (RMVP), grupos focales de hombres víctimas de violencia sexual y All Survivors Project.
Sexual violence, a profound attack on human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental rights, was pervasive in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia. The Constitutional Court of Colombia has explicitly recognised that sexual violence against women has been a “habitual, widespread, systematic and invisible” practice in this context.2 As of 30 April 2022, Colombia’s Unit for the Attention and Integral Reparation for Victims (the Victims Unit) (Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas) had recorded 32,904 victims of crimes against sexual freedom and integrity in the course of the armed conflict between 1985 and 2016.
The Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People’s Army (FARC-EP – Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo) signed in November 2016 recognised sexual violence as one of the most invisible and painful crimes committed during the armed conflict.4 In recognition of the serious nature of this crime, the Constitutional Court ordered that it be prioritised by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP) (JEP – Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz), the justice component of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition established under Chapter V of the Peace Agreement.
Sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia is known to have affected countless women and girls, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) people. Less well documented is the impact of this crime on men and boys, including both heterosexual men and men with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, who were also seriously affected.
Read the report in English here.