Documents Series

Race and Housing in Colombia: Residential Segregation and Life Conditions in Cities

This report presents the results of a study on living conditions and residential segregation in twelve cities of Colombia

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Access to Justice: Women, Armed Conflict, and Justice

This document examines the situation of female victims of human rights violations due to the Colombian armed conflict and their ability to effectively access justice.

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Land Restitution and Gender Perspectives

In this document the authors explore why the focus on gender is important to the integral restitution of land. It also shows that this focus is both useful and necessary to the full, effective and respectful restitution of human rights of the victims.

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The Implementation of the Partial Decriminalization of Abortion in Colombia

This document identifies some of the biggest obstacles that the partial decriminalization of abortion faces in Colombia.

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The Regulation of Voluntary Interruptions of Pregnancy in Colombia

This document describes the current status of voluntary interruption of pregnancy (VIP) regulation in Colombia.

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Racial Discrimination at Work: an Experimental Study in Bogotá

The denial of the racial discrimination in Colombia and the lack of measures to combat it, is partly due to the lack of reliable data on the disadvantages the afro-colombian population face in the workforce, the education system and in housing.
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Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study in Bogotá

This paper documents the first Colombian quantitative study on racial discrimination in the labor market, specifically in Bogotá. The study finds that the skin color has a direct and negative effect on the chances of finding a job.

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Between Stereotypes: Labor Trajectories for Men and Women in Colombia

This document explores the labor trajectories of men and women. It finds that strategic decisions, as well as formal and informal labor market norms, are based on images, stereotypes and ideas about gender that leads to a division of labor by gender.
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Public Order and Racial Profiling: Afro-Colombian Experiences with the Cali Police

This book documents the Police Forces' treatment of the Afro-Colombian population in Cali.

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Institutions and Drug-trafficking: the Judicial Geography of Drug-Related Crimes in Colombia

This text shows how, in addition to being disproportionately punitive, the way the government implements its drug laws is discriminatory. Drug laws are applied in certain geographic regions more than others, and some crimes are prosecuted more than others.

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