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Shaping Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Safe Spaces for Colombian Youth

Over the last eight months, the Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) has been working with local partners to implement small pilot …

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Youth Month Activities Bring People Together in Colombia

In Colombia, the USAID-funded Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 with a series of events …

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Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America Marks Third Anniversary

Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA (FAVLA), a nonprofit affiliate of ACDI/VOCA registered in Bogotá, Colombia, celebrates three years in operation. Since its …

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Colombia Youth Resilience Activity Celebrates Youth Day

In Colombia, young people who may be disengaged child soldiers, former youth offenders, migrants, survivors of violence, or those living …

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Ana Sofía’s Story: Transgender Youth in Colombia Pave the Way for Others at Work

Her rose-printed skirt sways when she walks in the room. She tucks her hair behind her ear. As she tells …

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Willert’s Story: Finding Formal Employment as an LGBTQI+ Youth in Colombia

“I never imagined I could find a workplace so welcoming and committed to labor inclusion,” said Willert Moreno (pictured right …

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Pride Month Blog Series: Why the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Populations in Agriculture and Market Systems Matters, Part 2

This June marks Pride Month, a celebration of the advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) rights and …

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Rihanna’s Story: Overcoming Neighborhood Divisions and LGBTQ+ Discrimination in Colombia

The northern part of Quibdó is one of the poorest areas of the city. It’s also where displaced populations fleeing …

Colombia-Based INclusiónES Initiative Makes Inclusion a Workplace Priority

Building on the success of the DecidoSer social change program, ACDI/VOCA and its affiliate organization Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America (FAVLA), …

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130 Young Colombian Leaders Build Skills through Accelerator Program

In recognition of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21, we’re celebrating youth in Colombia who …

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Social Change Program “DecidoSer” Adapts to Support Colombians During the Pandemic

Five years ago, ACDI/VOCA set out to create a social change program that was relevant and impactful for a wide …

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World Water Day & the Paradox of La Guajira, Colombia

When it comes to water, La Guajira is a paradox. As Colombia’s largest and northernmost department, it boasts 1,642 kilometers …

Shaping Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Safe Spaces for Colombian Youth

Over the last eight months, the Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) has been working with local partners to implement small pilot …