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A nation, half men and half women: feminists demand justice

“Colombia has the face of a man” were the words of Colombian feminists when they showed that despite being half of the population, women are virtually absent from political appointments. In 2002, the government approved the “Quota law” which requires that at least 30% of public office positions are held by women. In 2011, Law 1475 reinforced this measure by requiring political parties that at least 30% of participants in their electoral lists are women. 

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