Upcoming Delegations

CPT sends short-term (7-14 day) peacemaker delegations into crisis settings around the world. These delegations link communities experiencing violence with individuals and groups. Delegations offer participants a first-hand experience of CPT’s on-the-ground experiment in non-violence.

Iraqi Kurdistan Delegation

May 29 to June 10, 2022

The CPT Iraqi Kurdistan delegation aims to provide you with an overview of the Kurdish people’s history, context, and resistance.

The delegation will be based out of the team house in Sulaimani, beginning with a few days of orientation to CPT team life and the team’s work with partners across Iraqi Kurdistan. Over the first few days, we will meet with NGO partners and learn about Kurdistan’s history and culture.

The delegation will then travel across Iraqi Kurdistan to meet families and visit villages targeted by Turkey and Iran’s cross-border bombing. We will also meet civil society activists and journalists whose rights to freedom of expression are systematically silenced through orchestrated political efforts. We will also visit the recently released Badinan prisoners and their families, whom CPT accompanied during their imprisonment and trial.

There may be an opportunity for advocacy meetings with Iraqi and Kurdistan government officials and foreign consulate officials.

The final days of the delegation will be in Sulaimani, where we will debrief our experience and learning and prepare for the work of advocating for justice and amplifying the voices of partners in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Language: English
Cost: USD 1500. The cost includes all housing, food and transportation in Iraqi Kurdistan, including PCR tests during the delegation.

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Application Deadline: May 2

CPT can offer limited scholarships to cover a part of the cost of the delegation to participants from communities that have been targeted by colonialism and racism. Please send an email with inquiries to: delegations@cpt.org.

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Colombia: Human rights, dignity, and land: a call from the mining and farming communities of Northeast Antioquia

June 26 to July 7, 2022

The mining and farming communities of Northeast Antioquia fear a new escalation of violence by different armed groups in their territory. The lack of implementation of the peace agreements signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC- in 2016 has created an environment where there is no guarantee for establishing a comprehensive and lasting peace. Faced with the panorama of abandonment, the communities that walk in resistance accompanied by the Corporation for Humanitarian Action and Peaceful Coexistence of Northeast Antioquia – CAHUCOPANA, weave alternatives to war and build paths to move towards peace with social justice.

In this delegation, you will share with communities and grassroots organizations that resist violence and oppression, building peace day by day. You will hear directly about their commitment to a dignified life based on respect for Human Rights, and you will discover how you can be part of the change. (You will also learn how to sleep in a hammock and keep mosquitoes away). It will be a transformative learning experience.

Join this delegation to meet and support these peacebuilding communities in solidarity!

Language: English and Spanish
Interpretation will be provided.

Cost: USD 1300 for Global North participants. The cost includes all housing, food and transportion within Colombia.

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Application Deadline: June 4

COP 500,000 for Global South participants. The cost includes all housing, food and transportion within Barrancabermeja.

CPT can offer limited scholarships to cover a part of the cost of the delegation to participants from communities that have been targeted by colonialism and racism. Please send an email with inquiries to: delegations@cpt.org.