BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reuniting Colombia’s former child soldiers with their parents is a key challenge the country faces in helping children traumatised by the war to return to civilian life, according to the head of the government’s child protection agency.
Sara Morales is in her early 20s, but already, she says, she's been to hell and back. The Colombian woman who lives in Bogota says she was forcibly recruited by the main guerrilla group in her country when she was just a young girl.
(Prensa Latina) The Colombian police captured nine members of a human trafficking ring operating in the Aburra Valley subregion in the northern department of Antioquia, in Medellin.
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Singapore, a Colombian woman is promised a job as a model and ends up locked and beaten in a brothel and forced to take heroin. In Colombia, a girl takes a job as a domestic worker and then finds herself coerced to work as a prostitute, her earnings taken away.