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Women: Dispossessed Bodies and Territories in the Bajo Atrato
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Bogotá | 2022 | 113 p.
ISBN 978-958-644-335-7
Magda Rocio Martínez Montoya
Corporate author: 
Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (Cinep)
Latin America and the Caribbean

The violence exerted against the bodies of women is also a violence exerted against the territories. For the black, indigenous and mestizo women of the Bajo Atrato, their bodies are a substantive part of the territories and, from there, they have built and defended it. The rivers, swamps and streams are the extension of their arms and legs, waters in which they remain submerged carrying out daily tasks together with other women, their sons and daughters. In said construction and defense, their body-territories have been severely dispossessed and violated. However, they have fought and resisted, and continue to do so despite enormous risks, serious human rights violations and state abandonment. In Women: dispossessed bodies and territories in the Bajo AtratoAnalytical and contextual elements are presented that help to understand the complex relationship between gender-based violence and the processes of defending the rights to land and territory. With the delivery of this report to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the CINEP/PPP and the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace, within the framework of the Vamos por la Paz project, provide relevant information to case 004, which prioritizes the events that occurred in the region of Urabá, Bajo Atrato and Darién.


Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Human rights
Peace / Culture of peace
Preventing violent extremism / genocide
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Level of education: 
Violence against women
Gender-based violence