Press Release – April, 2021

En Colombia, 60 mujeres negras/afrodescendientes provenientes de Barbacoas, Bogotá,
Buenaventura, Cartagena, la región del norte del Cauca, Medellín, Pasto, Turbo entre
otros municipios denunciaron que: “las medidas que operan el modelo económico son
expresiones continuadas del racismo estructural, en la medida que interrumpen,
condicionan, anulan y acorralan las formas de vivir que hacemos las mujeres negras
en los espacios donde por tradición o por necesidad estamos haciendo la vida”.

Development, conflict and racism threaten the lives of black women

The large agro-industrial, mining and energy projects, together with the consolidated presence of armed groups in their territories, have put the life and integrity of Afro-Colombian women at risk. In a hearing with international commissioners, they denounced situations that range from the loss of culture to massive rapes and forced displacement.

Black women from Colombia in Tumaco

Leaders and human rights defenders from the process of black communities in Colombia gathered around the community audience on Development and Racism to discuss the impact of the armed conflict on black women. Here is a note about the activity.