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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 …

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Colombia’s Move on Migration: What It Means for Venezuelans & Colombians Alike

A recent announcement by the Colombian government to offer temporary immigration status to Venezuelans living illegally in the country has …

Employment for Empowerment: Youth in ICTs Program

In 2019, national unemployment stood at 10.5 percent according to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) in Colombia. For …

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Building and Rehabilitating Water Reservoirs for Indigenous Communities In La Guajira

Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America (FAVLA) is supporting Enel Green Power to improve the living conditions of 3,000 people from 22 …

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Economic Empowerment of Indigenous Artisan Women

Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America (FAVLA) is supporting Pepsico to promote tangible and sustainable opportunities for the socioeconomic inclusion of two …

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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 …