Abstract

When the Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC negotiated the peace accord in Havana 2016, women’s war-time experiences were given unique and unprecedented consideration. Still, limited academic attention has been paid to the consequences of conflict for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Colombia. I explore this topic using the concepts of biopolitics and embodiment to understand how the body, sexuality and reproduction become politicized in the war context. The empirical material builds on expert interviews with representatives of civil society organizations. The study contributes to knowledge about health in war-affected populations and how civilians are targeted by military strategies. The findings can be used in health interventions as well as transitional justice processes.