What Does Trafficking Look Like in Colombia?

In Colombia, poverty drives the sex industry. Refugees and impoverished women/children are sexually exploited, where freedom from pimps is difficult and dangerous. Although the Department of State has listed Colombia as a Tier 1 Country in the 2022 Trafficking of Persons Report, meaning their government fully meets the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA)’s minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, in reality - trafficking is rampant. It is easy for trafficking to thrive there, as many of the laws are not enforced, especially in impoverished, high risk areas in major metros as well as rural areas that are occupied by rebel/militia forces.
Learn more about trafficking in Colombia here

Our Partner - Conviventia

Our main partner in Colombia is Conviventia, where survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation receive technical training to so they can leave the sex trade and generate income. They receive physical needs of shelter and food, as well as psychological, social, and spiritual counseling.
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Stories from Colombia

April 17, 2024
Gabriela’s Story
Gabriela began working in prostitution in Colombia with a group of women as a desperate way to make ends meet. She had little education and few job prospects; her body...
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December 28, 2023
Rosita's Story
Your generous support helped transform the lives of many ladies like Rosita*. Rosita and her mother were refugees who fled Venezuela due to extreme economic hardships and safety risks. They...
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December 1, 2022
Davina's Story
My name is Davina, and I live with my daughter and grandchild. My daughter is the one who supports our family by working at a supermarket 7 days a week....
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June 1, 2021
Barbara's Story
My name is Barbara. I live with my daughter and my one-year-old grandchild. Starting this technical training in manufacturing and designing clothes with Conviventia has been a great blessing in...
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December 1, 2020
Alejandra's Story
My name is Alejandra. I’m in my 30s, and I receive technical training in clothes design and manufacturing. My greatest wish is to finish my training and turn this into...
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August 12, 2019
Camila's Story
My name is Camila, and I'm in my 30s. I live with my 2 young children, and my elderly father. It’s important to me to start my day at 5:00am...
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