Digitizing vulnerable community-held archives of human rights in Colombia

The Fundación Guagua archive in Colombia documents the hardships faced by victims of armed conflict, including cases of extrajudicial killings, torture, massacres, crimes against humanity, and arbitrary detentions. In addition to preserving sensitive materials from this time, the archive also contains records of the peaceful resistance and human rights activism.

ArchiCom is a project led by researchers at the University of Liverpool in conjunction with civil society actors in Colombia who have documented stories of victims of armed conflict. These community-held archives of human rights are highly vulnerable and require urgent protection and dissemination. This project will help to identify and prepare material for digitization, both for its preservation and to make it accessible to researchers and human rights advocates in Colombia and beyond.

Project Details

Location: Colombia, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP), University of Liverpool Project partner(s): University of Liverpool; Fundación Guagua (Colombia) Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $15,000.00 Commencement Date: 03/2022 Project Status: Active
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