Celebrating the Strength and Resilience of Colombian Women on International Women's Day

Written by Milena Cifuentes


Posted on March 07 2023


On March 8th, International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide to acknowledge women's social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments throughout history. Aside from raising awareness of the challenges and inequalities women still face, it is also an occasion to advocate for gender equality and to raise awareness of the challenges they face.

The Colombian women have always been at the forefront of social and political movements, fighting for their rights and those of others, putting them in front of the world's most powerful forces. In the face of adversity, Colombian women have proven their strength and resilience, making a significant contribution to their communities and society as a whole.

In honor of International Women's Day, it's important for us to recognize and honor Colombian women's achievements, as well as the challenges they have overcome, as well as to highlight the accomplishments of Colombian women. We will explore the strength and resilience of Colombian women in this blog post, as well as how these women are breaking down barriers and paving the way for women of the future.

Challenges faced by Colombian women

Despite the significant contributions of Colombian women, they still face numerous challenges in their daily lives. Gender inequality is pervasive in Colombia, with women often receiving lower pay and having limited access to education, healthcare, and political representation. Additionally, violence against women is a serious issue in Colombia, with high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault. Discrimination against women, especially indigenous and Afro-Colombian women, is also prevalent.

The United Nations has published a report which indicates that Colombia has the second-highest rate of femicide in Latin America, with one woman killed every 32 hours, according to the report. In the same report, nearly 4 out of 10 Colombian women have been physically or sexually abused by their partners. In addition, Colombian women face significant obstacles to accessing credit and financial resources and are less likely to have access to formal employment.

These challenges not only affect the lives of Colombian women but also play a significant role in shaping the social and economic climate of the country as a whole. It's essential to acknowledge and address these issues in order to create a society that is more equitable.

Stories of strength and resilience

From social and political leaders to entrepreneurs and artists, Colombian women have made significant contributions to their communities and society, despite facing numerous challenges. From social and political leaders to entrepreneurs and artists, Colombian women have shown incredible strength and resilience in overcoming adversity.

In Colombia, Rosa Helena Ruiz, for instance, is a leader in the fight against gender-based violence that has been going on for over two decades. In her capacity as an activist, she has contributed to changing laws and policies in Colombia in order to protect women's rights through the establishment of the organization Corporación Sisma Mujer, which provides legal and psychological support to women who have suffered violence.

A Colombian engineer who has worked on several NASA missions, including the Mars Curiosity rover, is Diana Trujillo, a Colombian aerospace engineer. Besides being the founder of the nonprofit organization "Becoming a Spacecraft Engineer," she is also a mentor for young girls and women who are interested in STEM fields by providing educational resources and mentorship.

Colombian women who have made a positive impact on their communities and society over the years are among the many inspiring stories of Colombian women. In addition to their unique qualities and strengths, Colombian women are known for their resilience, creativity, and determination. In order to empower and uplift Colombian women in the future, we should celebrate and support these qualities.

Achievements of Colombian women

The Colombian women have made a significant contribution to many fields, breaking barriers and paving the way for a whole generation of women to come. It has been important for women to advocate for their rights and representation in politics for a long time, and in 2018, Colombians elected their first female vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez.

Furthermore, the number of women in Congress is on the rise, with women holding 39% of seats in the lower house and 26% in the upper house, which represents an increase in recent years.

For example, Colombian women have been successful entrepreneurs and leaders in the business world for many years. In 2019, Forbes named her one of the "30 Under 30" in Latin America, which is a sustainable fashion brand that uses recycled materials to create unique designs. She founded the brand Anima Studio, which makes use of recycled materials.

Adriana Cisneros, the CEO of the Cisneros Group, is another Colombian woman who has made a name for herself in the business world, leading the company to be one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

As well as contributing significantly to the arts and sports in Colombia, Colombian women have also made significant contributions to both. Shakira, a famous singer from Colombia, has achieved international success with her global platform for advocating for social justice, education, and education equity. In sports, Caterine Ibargüen is a Colombian track and field athlete who has won numerous medals, including a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Besides being a UNICEF ambassador, she is also an advocate for the rights of the children.

By celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of Colombian women in various fields, we can continue to empower and uplift women in Colombia and around the world. By celebrating and supporting Colombian women in various fields, we can continue to empower and uplift women in Colombia and around the world.

Importance of empowering and supporting Colombian women

Women need to be empowered, as well as supported, if we are to be able to achieve a more just and equal society. Women can contribute to a society that is more prosperous and peaceful when they are able to access education, healthcare, employment, and political representation on an equal basis. In order to create a more prosperous and peaceful society in Colombia, we must help Colombian women break down the barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential by supporting them.

There are many organizations and initiatives that are working towards empowering and supporting Colombian women. For example, the National Association of Businesswomen of Colombia (ANDI) promotes gender equality in the workplace and provides resources and support to women entrepreneurs. The Colombian Ministry of Women, for its part, works to improve the lives of women through policy and programming, focusing on issues such as economic empowerment, gender-based violence, and political participation.

It is important for us as individuals to contribute to this cause in a variety of ways. One of them is to support and amplify the voices of Colombian women, whether it is by sharing their stories or advocating for policies that benefit them. There are several ways to support Colombian women. It is possible to do so by volunteering, making donations, or taking part in events that help raise awareness about women's issues, or by participating in organizations that empower and support Colombian women.

Finally, it is essential that Colombian women are empowered and supported so they can be part of a society where all people are treated equally. We can continue to advocate for gender equality and support women's advancement in Colombia and around the world by recognizing and celebrating the strength and resilience of Colombian women.


The Colombian women have demonstrated incredible resilience, strength, and determination in the face of a wide range of challenges, so this concludes the article. Colombian women have made significant contributions to their communities and society, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of women, from social and political leaders to entrepreneurs and artists, making significant contributions to their community and society.

Colombian women should continue to be celebrated and supported beyond International Women's Day in order to make the world a better place. As a society, we can work towards creating a more equal and just society if we recognize their achievements, advocate for gender equality, and support organizations that work to empower and support women.

In addition to reflecting on the resilience and strength of Colombian women, we should also remember the work that must still be done in order to ensure that all women have the opportunity to thrive, no matter what their background or circumstance. The Colombian women will continue to be empowered and uplifted if we work together, and we can continue to strive towards a brighter and more equitable future for Colombian women.