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Colombia: Stop Violence against women. Murdered for speaking out - persecution of women human rights defenders in Colombia

, Index number: AMR 23/001/2004

In Colombia women who speak out for their rights face intimidation, violence and even death from armed groups on both sides of the country's long-running internal conflict. This leaflet urges the government to take action to disband army-backed paramilitary groups and to stop the security forces flouting the government's obligations, under international and regional human rights standards, to protect individuals campaigning for women's rights.

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