How Two Community Support Organizations in Colombia are Helping Women Forge Their Own Narrative

Smoke signals are being sent from Colombia. As a country historically at war with itself for more years than not, Colombia seems to always be fighting tooth and nail against its own reputation. The machismo culture that still reigns “king” in many circles makes disparities especially prevalent for women in times of turmoil. This is showcased by the violence, deaths, and sexual assaults occurring in the 2021 protests, which only compile on top of the 132 reports of sexually violent acts already committed against women by police between 2017 and 2021. These numbers demonstrate the need for a shift in power dynamics for women.

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