In Colombia, Venezuelan Migrant Women’s Rights at Risk Due to Informal Jobs

In recent years Colombia has become home to more than 1.72 million Venezuelans - including 844,000 women - who have fled political, social, and economic crisis in their homeland.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The majority of migrant Venezuelan women living in Colombia work informally in unstable jobs which risk their fundamental rights such as access to healthcare, education and housing, a report by academics and humanitarians said on Wednesday, November 25th.

More than 90% of Venezuelan women in Colombia work long hours for which they are paid lower than the minimum monthly wage of about US$240, according to an investigation by Canadian charity Cuso International and the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

“There is a situation of structural violence against women migrants in Colombia, which can be seen in . . .

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