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Monday, October 28, 2019
Claudia López: Colombia's capital elects gay woman as mayor
Claudia López, a gay politician who advertises herself as "incorruptible", has become the first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia's capital, Bogotá. The 49-year-old centre-left candidate had won 35.2% of the vote with nearly all votes counted....
Friday, October 18, 2019
Violence sows fear among women ahead of Colombia local elections
Observers say female candidates systematically threatened with physical, sexual violence to deter them from running. Luz Polo was at a campaign event when she said a man sent by criminal groups broke down the doors of her home in the small western...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Colombia : In spite of the conflict & continued violence, disappearances, femicide, women weave the social fabric of communities for leadership, resilience, peace
In Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo, a group of women is stitching together social fabric despite an alarming number of ongoing threats and acts of violence against them. Fifteen days before her wedding in 1990, Sandra* was kidnapped and...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet
Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of Colombia's cabinet ministers will be women when...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Political finance and the equal participation of women in Colombia: a situation analysis
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OpenDemocracy defends grassroots women crisis responders
OpenDemocracy has published the following report in defense of grassroots women crisis responders. “False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director on the agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC
Yesterday’s agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) marks a definite step on the road to peace. It is an occasion to be hopeful for the future and to strengthen our resolve to support this...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Legislative Elections in Colombia
Parliamentary elections will be held to elect members to both chambers of Congress in Colombia on 9 March 2014.The nationwide constituency for the 102-member Senate will be contested, as well as the 166 seats of the Chamber of Representatives, plus...
Women in Colombia
Thursday, May 09, 2013
No Justice? No Peace! The Women Absent from Colombia's Peace Talks
“No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me as during the last few months observing the ongoing peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. The...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Violence against indigenous women and the two fold challenge, Colombia
In many contexts, woman in Latin America face an uphill battle to maintain even the most basic human rights. This is magnified for indigenous women. There have been some significant international treaties and conventions created to address such a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Colombia
Analyzing the Colombian legislation, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Colombia: Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Freed
French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has been freed after being held hostage by rebels for six years. She was originally kidnapped in February 2002 during her presidential campaign in territory controlled by the rebels To read...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
COLOMBIA: Local elections
Elections will take place on Sunday, October 30th, in order to elect governors, deputies for department assemblies, mayors, municipal council members and local administrative board members.  The candidates elected on October 30, 2011 will hold...