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Embracing uncertainty is the doorway for peace

Diana García

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2018
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 21/09/2018

“In armed conflicts we learned that certainty means death. When we understand that certainty is death and that uncertainty is being alive, we can start embracing uncertainty as a doorway for peace.”

Diana García, a feminist researcher and peace practitioner involved in the Colombian peace movement, shares one of the biggest lessons she has learned from working in the Colombia peace movement: that life is full of uncertainty and we must embrace is to build peace.

Geneva Peace Talks 2018. Recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 21, 2018.


Diana García

Diana is a feminist activist, peace practitioner and researcher who has been active in the Colombian peace movement for the past twenty years. Her academic background includes Political Science, Gender Studies and Economy. Diana is currently a researcher at CIASE, an organization based in Colombia that promotes the integral realization of human rights. In her role as a peace practitioner, Diana focuses on creating spaces where women learn to utilize their experiences and knowledge to promote peace in their own communities. She has strategically used her knowledge of art, martial arts, gender, conflict transformation, political-emotional processes to generate actions toward building sustainable peace that is reflected in the everyday lives of people.