Category Archives: Colombia

Dreaming of what was left behind: the fight for land rights in Colombia

By Marcelo Pollack, Colombia Researcher at Amnesty International. There is a tragic irony to the name of Tranquilandia or Tranquil land, a peasant farmer community in the north of Colombia. The land is far from peaceful. Residents there were forced … Continue reading

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We won’t be silent

Members of Grupo de Autoayuda de Mujeres Víctimas de Violencias, Colombia (Self-help group for women victims of violence, Colombia) describe how their courage in speaking about sexual violence has made them stronger. Our self-help group began with listening to women … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Colombia’s survivors of sexual violence

By Ulrike Beck of the Colombia team at Amnesty International As people around the world prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, thousands of women and girls continue to endure rape and other sexual violence at the hands … Continue reading

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Women in danger on Colombia’s front line

By Josefina Salomon, with Amnesty International’s team in Bogotá Angélica is never alone. Everywhere she goes, she’s accompanied by two armed security guards in a bullet-proof car. For Angélica, travelling alone is simply too dangerous. She is a Colombian human … Continue reading

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