Google Map of Colombia


Patricia Henao Saavedra

country director

Diana Muratova

deputy director

Conectando Caminos por los Derechos: Responding to gender-based violence in Colombia

November 1, 2022
In Colombia, through the Conectando Caminos por los Derechos project, Pact and its partners are working to prevent violence against migrant women, children and LGBTI people, and to protect and...

Redefining the future through Indigenous concepts from the Amazon

September 28, 2022
Development can be dangerous, even as it aims to bring growth to Indigenous communities. Development can also undermine the authority and independence of Indigenous communities by forcing a certain...

Public policies for gender equality: An opportunity to strengthen democracy in Colombia

September 15, 2022
Public policies on gender equality are one of the main tools that women have to access their rights and through which states reflect their political will to strengthen democracy.  Such...

Flower company becomes empowerment space for women workers in Colombia

August 4, 2022
For women like Ana Hernández, time is extremely valuable. Hernández works at Sunshine Bouquet, a cut flower company in Colombia. Like other women workers across Colombia, she faces a tough reality....

Improving community readiness for Covid-19 vaccinations

July 21, 2022
Nations around the world continue to work toward the World Health Organization’s target of fully vaccinating 70% of the population of all countries against Covid-19, and the 2nd Global Covid-19...

We know it is possible: Ending child labor in mining

June 1, 2022
From Africa to Latin America, Pact has worked for more than a decade to end child labor in mining – one of the worst forms of child labor. Using systemic, evidence-based and child-centered strategies...

In the Amazon, a climate linchpin, Pact’s Vanessa Coronado builds indigenous capacity to protect rights, the environment

March 7, 2022
It was late 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic had been halting life around the world for months. The Amazon region was no exception, but Pact’s team and local partners there were determined to not let...

The power of agroecology: Women harvest autonomy in the fight for their rights

March 3, 2022
AMOY is a women’s organization that works for food sovereignty, environmental protection and the prevention of violence against women in the municipality of Yolombó, in Antioquia, Colombia. Vamos...
Members of the Pilares Solidarity Network El Bagre prepare for a conference on child labor prevention. Credit: Maximiliano Arrieta/Diseñart.

Strengthening local organizations to stop child labor in Colombia’s gold mining communities: Lessons from the Pilares project

March 1, 2022
When we started the Pilares project, we knew one thing for certain: Child labor and other unacceptable working conditions are an intractable problem in Colombia’s gold mining communities.