Women’s rights groups in Colombia are pressing their country’s government to investigate cases of sexual violence committed by the military and its now-defunct paramilitary allies.
Six Nobel Prize winners, led by America’s Jody Williams, wrote a letter supporting the action being taken by five organizations demanding that victims of sexual violence in Colombia be guaranteed Full Article »
After Marxist rebel group FARC vowed to ban the recruitment of minors, Colombia’s authorities are looking into neo-paramilitary groups that are accused of kidnapping girls to submit them as sex Full Article »
The scholar who accused the US army of sexually abusing 53 girls in central Colombia has admitted to having no evidence to substantiate his claim. Meanwhile, other allegations of sex Full Article »
A man from the central Colombia has been arrested for sexually abusing his 11 daughters, three of whom now have children by him as a result, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
The US Army is investigating alleged sex crimes by soldiers and defense contractors, but they only make up a tiny percentage of Colombia’s overall sexual statistics within the conflict. The majority of Full Article »
The United States army has said it will investigate mass sexual abuse allegedly carried out by members of the US military and employees of defense contractor Dyncorp in Colombia, reported USA Today.
The majority of Colombia’s government officials believe that spousal abuse “should be solved in privacy” rather than by judicial authorities, a recent study showed.
Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office said Saturday that it has opened criminal investigations against 29 religious leaders who are accused of sexually abusing children under 14.
Recent operations in Colombia that resulted in the arrest of dozens of alleged sex traffickers might land dozens of US citizens suspected of having sex with minors, US authorities told Full Article »