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‘City of Women’: A Refuge for Colombia’s Displaced

By Megan Janetsky During Colombia’s more than half-century armed conflict, bloodshed between left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the country’s military forced nearly eight million people to flee their homes. Women and Afro-Colombians, in particular, faced greater levels of violence in the conflict and would often arrive in far-off cities with nothing and no-one. In an impoverished neighborhood in the sweltering…

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