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Supporters show up for International Women’s Day in Colombia

Members of feminist organizations and social groups in several cities in Colombia went out to march on March 8, in commemoration of International Women's Day.

PEREIRA, Colombia—Members of feminist organizations and social groups in several cities in Colombia—including Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Armenia, and Manizales—went out to march on March 8, in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

In Pereira, the Risaralda Women’s Meeting, through cultural and artistic events, gathered together women to demonstrate against gender-based violence and the violations of fundamental rights faced by women in Colombia. Reports of sexual abuse and rape more than doubled in Colombia in the 20-year period from 1999-2019.

They also made a call to demand justice and claim themselves as essential agents for the transformation of society. 

All photos by Margarita Rosa Rojas Torres

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Social communicator and Colombian journalist. Feminist photojournalist and podcaster.