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Colombian women use sex strike to hold government accountable during road repair, 2013

Time period
late April, 2013 to early October, 2013
Human Rights
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Mar Firke 30/03/2014

At the start of the 21st century, the remote town of Barbacoas, in southern Colombia, was connected to the rest of the region by only one roadway. This 57 km highway between Barbacoas and the nearest town, Junin, was in major disrepair and could take between 14 and 24 hours to travel. Due to political instability, guerilla warfare by the FARC and other nongovernmental paramilitary groups, and the remoteness of the region, the government failed to maintain the condition of the highway and let it fall into disrepair.