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Children Change Colombia:

Defending the rights of children at risk in Colombia

We are the largest UK charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children and their families to challenge poverty, inequality, discrimination and violence. Despite a growing economy and a recent peace deal with the country's largest guerilla group, millions of Colombian children still face poverty, violence and exclusion from the opportunities presented by a changing society.

So whether they are threatened by forced displacement, sexual exploitation or recruitment into armed groups, whether denied education, a loving family or a place to play, we work to ensure that every child can claim their right to a safe and happy childhood and a fulfilling future. We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.

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Over a year, just £3 a month could help an ex child soldier get his/her life back on track by paying for professional support for their foster family.

Children and young people in Colombia need your help to build the peaceful, safe and fulfilling future that is their right to enjoy. Please support them today!

News: What is the the role of children and young people in the peace building process in Colombia?

For International Day of Peace we held an event where children took centre stage to discuss the role of children and young people in the peace building process.They were joined by Humberto de La Calle Lombana, chief negotiator in the recent peace talks.

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Yes, she can! 

Check out our Autumn newsletter. “This work is so important to me,” says Lina, a youth leader from Si Mujer, our partner in Cali. "It’s a step towards ensuring that violence against women is no longer tolerated." 

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Colombian Food Tour - 21st October

Taste the unique flavours of Colombia in this 3.5 hour walking tour in the heart of the Colombian community in London.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Want to know more about the SDGs? Check out our latest page on what they are and how we are working with our partners to achieve them.

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