In the developed world we sometimes take our right to choice rather than chance for granted. In a country where sex education is minimal and the Catholic church have considerable control over educational establishments and traditional attitudes among society, the fight to bring awareness to controversial issues such as women’s reproductive rights and abortion in Colombia is a tough one.
Women’s Link Worldwide is an international human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that gender equality is a reality around the world and at home in Colombia.
They strive to advance the acknowledgement of women’s rights as a human right through the implementation of international standards and strategic work with the law to close the gap between rights on paper and rights in reality.
Katherine Barnes is a representative of Women’s Link in Colombia and explains how they are working to promote women’s rights and family planning.
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Girls at a local prison in Cartagena queue up for the conjugal visit Photo by Hannah Smithson