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Afro-Colombian Women, Activism and Leadership
March 27, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foreign Policy In Focus and the Black Communities Process (PCN) host a discussion with Danelly Estupiñan. An Afro-descendant woman activist and community organizer from Colombia, Estupiñan will share her experiences as a community organizer and psycho-social supporter for women victims of violence in rural and urban areas of Buenaventura, the second most important port in Colombia and one of the most dangerous places for human rights defenders, particularly women.
Danelly Estupiñan is a member of the Palenque Congal, a regional organization member of the Black Communities’ Process (PCN by its acronym in Spanish) and is the coordinator of the human rights program of the Palenque Congal. She has worked for several years documenting histories of violence against women and providing psycho-social assistance to female victims of domestic and of the internal armed conflict. Ms. Estupiñan has a degree in sociology and is working her PhD in political science.