Colombia: 'This is what we demand, justice!': Impunity for sexual violence against women in Colombia's armed conflict

Colombia: 'This is what we demand, justice!': Impunity for sexual violence against women in Colombia's armed conflict

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Index Number: AMR 23/018/2011
Date Published: 21 September 2011
Categories: Colombia

Sexual violence is endemic to Colombia's long-running armed conflict. Members of all the warring parties have sexually abused and exploited women and girls. This document focuses on the deeply-entrenched impunity that has for so long shielded from justice human rights abusers of all kinds in Colombia. This report examines what, if any, progress has been made by the authorities, particularly since 2008, in addressing sexual violence and impunity.


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