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Why expats leave their countries

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today guest blogger on leading feminist blog The F-Word, Nat Newman, explored some of the reasons why expats leave their home countries in the first place. My story is mentioned in the blog – to briefly summarise, I had to leave if I wanted to continue my relationship with my Colombian boyfriend, due to the current immigration policies in operation in the [more]

Gender equality in Bogota: double standards?

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments


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The other day, I was on the TransMilenio bus going down the séptima (7th Avenue) on my way to the Museum of Modern Art on my day off, when something happened which got me thinking about gender equality in Bogota, and in Colombia generally. A common scene on the TransMilenio bus The bus was full, as usual, so I was standing. To give you some context, in Bogota, [more]

Women’s issues in Bogota

September 1, 2014 // 4 Comments


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Women’s rights is currently a hot issue in Colombia, and campaigns are actively trying to put an end to domestic violence and abuse against women. This isn’t just a problem which exists behind closed doors; it has branched out to public transport, and particularly the Transmilenio system, with women being harassed and molested as they travel on packed [more]