COLOMBIA

Television

This New Netflix Show Is About an Afro-Colombian, Time-Traveling Teen Witch

"Siempre Bruja" tells the story of a 19-year-old who is burnt at the stake in the 17th century and wakes up in present-day Cartagena.
Zing Tsjeng
10.12.18
sex worker rights

The Trans Woman Running for Senate in Colombia to Fight for Sex Workers

In Colombia, the majority of trans women must rely on sex work as a means to survive. Tatiana Piñeros wants to advocate for their rights, and work to create more job opportunities for trans people.
Eve Hartley
3.8.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

Remembering What Sex Ed Was Like in a Marxist Guerrilla Camp

For FARC soldiers deep in the Colombian jungle, membership of the country's biggest armed group came with surprisingly progressive sexual education—but little reproductive choice.
Sebastián Serrano
María Alejandra Rodríguez
11.24.17
polyamory

Three Men Become First 'Polyamorous Family' Legally Recognized in Colombia

It's a groundbreaking move for the Latin American country.
Sirin Kale
6.14.17
abortion

Man Who Performed Hundreds of Forced Abortions on Female Guerillas Stands Trial

Hector Arboleda Albeidis Buitrago (a.k.a. The Nurse) stands accused of horrific crimes as part of the Colombian rebel group the FARC. He has been extradited from Spain to face trial.
Sirin Kale
3.10.17
COLOMBIA

Nashira: Peace and Prosperity in Colombia's Matriarchal Village

When Margarita's daughter was caught in crossfire between local drug cartels, she moved her family to Nashira—a matriarchal village in Colombia run by women, for women.
Broadly Staff
11.1.16
tv

'Narcos' Asks Us To Consider All Facets of a Bad Man

Is that too much to ask?
Gabby Bess
9.9.16
COLOMBIA

How US-Style Abortion Protests Are Now Threatening Women's Health in Colombia

Although abortion is only legal under very narrow circumstances in Colombia, increasingly aggressive American-style anti-abortion protests are popping up in front of the nation's few clinics—and experts fear that they're only going to get more extreme.
Julia Symmes Cobb
4.4.16
women in war

What It's Like to Be a Female Guerrilla Fighter in Colombia

For half a century, women have fought in the Colombian jungles as members of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), often referred to as the world's longest insurgency. Though they engage in combat alongside men, they're still...
Anna-Cat Brigida
3.24.16
COLOMBIA

Trying to Move Forward After 60 Years of Rape

The decades-long civil war in Colombia could end with the signing of a historic peace agreement next year. But the conflict hasn't ended for some 500,000 women and victims of sexual violence.
Jenny McCall
11.3.15