All photos by Andalusia Knoll. Hear/read her accompanying radio report here.
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Three hundred families live on this densely populated block that makes up the Humanitarian Space. All within the space’s borders are protected by precautionary measures instated by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
Nora Isabel Castillo stands before the former site of a “chop house,” where paramilitaries murdered and dismembered people. When she helped found the Humanitarian Space Puente Nayero, the community united to tear it down. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
Young boys transform a used tire into a trampoline in the Humanitarian Space Puente Nayero in Buenaventura. A few years back, parents wouldn’t even let their children outside for fear of violence. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
Women participate in a micro-business class to learn how to make a Vapor Rub-like substance that they can sell to help support their families. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
The Casa Chontaduro Cultural Center in Cali, Colombia hosts sociopolitical workshops to help women in the region recognize patterns in what can seem like senseless violence. The women attempted to reenact the colonization process focused on religious indoctrination. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
Hundreds of women from all across Colombia, largely from indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, participated in a forum about murders of women and globalization in the coastal city of Buenaventura. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)
Women from the Casa Chontaduro Cultural Center sing for the forum attendees. (Photo credit: Andalusia Knoll)