They said that women who study were “lazy”


Thursday, 13 August 2020


Fundación Alvaralice

Colombianas is a multimedia project that aims to give a collective voice to Colombian women, especially on issues that have been silenced in many quarters of society. This month we are featuring María Elena, who is a proud member of the Misak indigenous community, a mother, a teacher, and a student who lives in Guambía, in the mountains of Silvia – Cauca. She is part of a generation adapting to the advantages and disadvantages of preserving their cultural traditions, while also trying to open up to new ways of life outside of their town.

Learn more about her life and views at 

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