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Acid Attacks on Colombian Women

May 22, 2012

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by Meghan LewisMay 21, 2012 Latin America doesn’t generally pop into my mind when it comes to acid attacks on women. There’s usually some news flash or article detailing the sadly disturbing story of a woman from a fundamentalist Muslim society being doused with vitriol by a male member of her community. The possible offenses […]

COLOMBIA Women Make an Oasis in Violence-Wracked Neighbourhood

September 9, 2011

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By Helda Martínez Sandra Sánchez, right, with a group of seniors at lunch time in the Oasis. Credit:Helda Martinez/IPS BOGOTA, Sept 8, 2011 (IPS) – In one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Colombian capital, 26-year-old Sandra Sánchez has created an oasis that offers meals, recreational opportunities, company and much more to hundreds of children […]

COLOMBIA Women Make an Oasis in Violence-Wracked Neighbourhood

September 9, 2011

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By Helda Martínez Sandra Sánchez, right, with a group of seniors at lunch time in the Oasis. Credit:Helda Martinez/IPS BOGOTA, Sept 8, 2011 (IPS) – In one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Colombian capital, 26-year-old Sandra Sánchez has created an oasis that offers meals, recreational opportunities, company and much more to hundreds of children […]

‘Child prostitution up during Medellin festival season’

August 9, 2011

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Monday, 08 August 2011 18:53 Toni Peters Medellin’s Director of Tourism Development said child prostitution in the city is exacerbated by the higher number of tourists visiting during the festival season. Director of Tourism Development for the capital of Antioquia department Victoria Eugenia Ramirez told Colombia Reports that the “silent and hidden” problem of sexual […]

‘Child prostitution up during Medellin festival season’

August 9, 2011

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Monday, 08 August 2011 18:53 Toni Peters Medellin’s Director of Tourism Development said child prostitution in the city is exacerbated by the higher number of tourists visiting during the festival season. Director of Tourism Development for the capital of Antioquia department Victoria Eugenia Ramirez told Colombia Reports that the “silent and hidden” problem of sexual […]

Colombia’s ‘crossed legs’ protest is redefining women’s activism

August 6, 2011

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A sex strike by women demanding a paved road to the small town of Barbacoas has deservedly grabbed the media’s attention Euclides Montesguardian.co.uk, Monday 1 August 2011 Residents walk along a path in Barbacoas, Narino, Colombia. Photograph: Franco Pagetti/VII/Corbis Since 22 June, the women of the small town of Barbacoas in the Nariño province of […]

Colombia’s ‘crossed legs’ protest is redefining women’s activism

August 6, 2011

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A sex strike by women demanding a paved road to the small town of Barbacoas has deservedly grabbed the media’s attention Euclides Montesguardian.co.uk, Monday 1 August 2011 Residents walk along a path in Barbacoas, Narino, Colombia. Photograph: Franco Pagetti/VII/Corbis Since 22 June, the women of the small town of Barbacoas in the Nariño province of […]