Colombian women growing coffee, brewing peaceFriday, October 13, 2017
Colombian women growing coffee, brewing peace
Extracted Page: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/10/feature-colombian-women-growing-coffee-brewing-peace
Colombia’s half-a-century-long armed conflict has deeply wounded the country’s rural areas. Today, rural and indigenous women suffer the highest levels of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. According to national statistics, 41.9 per cent of rural women-led households live in poverty and 9.6 per cent in extreme poverty. An initiative by UN Women has supported rural and indigenous women to develop leadership and business skills to boost their economic and political empowerment as the country strives for peace.
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Almaguer is a rural municipality in the lush Colombian Massif in the sout
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