Jineth Bedoya Lima, speaking at Coalica, Global Summit to End SVC, London 2014

Sexual Violence in Columbia’s Internal Child Trafficking Network

“Take care of your daughter, or she will be sold” a phrase reportedly heard in Columbia’s poorer districts.  According to Jineth Bedoya Lima, Sub Editor of Columbia’s National Newspaper, El Tiempo, it’s true. The Global summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict brought Jineth Bedoya to London’s Excel fringe event ‘Coalico’ on Wednesday, where the challenges in documenting sexual violence against children in armed conflict in Columbia were discussed. Jineth, a Columbian journalist who carries out exceptional investigative work is a survivor of sexual violence and the recipient of numerous journalism and courage awards.  She works on the issues of sexual…