We are an NGO working with the prevention of trafficking in persons, attention to women in context and exercise of prostitution, Colombian migrants returning to their home country, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. We implement processes of promotion and empowerment, from a gendered perspective and the protection of human rights, so that the population we serve may be restored – and enforce their rights.



    In the year 2020, we will be an internationally recognized organization in the fight against human trafficking.



    The relationship between Espacios de Mujer and our partners, staff, volunteers, clients, donors, and the general public is characterized by:

    · Transparency
    · Respect
    · Solidarity
    · Responsibility
    · Nonpartisanship

    These values guide both our work and our workplace culture.


    The support, guidance, and reliable presence we provide our clients as they reestablish social and familial relationships and take charge of their new lives. Espacios de Mujer accompanies clients through every step of the process from recognizing their victimhood to reestablishing their place in Colombian society.


    Intentional acts that people take for themselves or their environment, to ameliorate the internal or external factors that can compromise life, safety, happiness, health, growth or well being. The concept of self care is especially important for women, because they often consider themselves givers of care rather than recipients of care.


    Environmental and/or personal conditions that influence a person’s decision-making. Each survivor must recognize the personal, familiar, social, and environmental factors that made them vulnerable to human trafficking. Espacios de Mujer helps clients to process these painful realities through cathartic writing exercises and psychological treatment.


    The process that enables people to make their own decisions, be assertive, increase self-confidence, affect change, and ensure respect for human rights. For women, gaining and recognizing one’s own power is critical to the healing process. Espacios de Mujer hosts group workshops for clients to show them that they have the skills they need to protect themselves in the future. Learn more about the Escuela Atenea.


    A rehabilitated person who has overcome victimization. The journey from victim to survivor involves a recounting of the story, renewal of trust and self-esteem, forgiveness, and reintegration into society. Only when a victim can mourn, process their experiences, and tell their story can they restart their lives as fully independent persons. For this reason, Espacios de Mujer places special emphasis on storytelling through our Metamorphosis project.


    Espacios recognizes human trafficking as it is defined by the United Nations Palermo Protocol: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.


    Espacios de Mujer is a member of numerous alliances against human trafficking and regularly participates in conferences and advocacy efforts across Latin America and the world.

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    Espacios de Mujeres and our director, Betty Pedraza, have been recognized by Colombian and international organizations.
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    ANNUAL REPORTS (Spanish)

    Informe Calificación RTE
    INFORME 2020
    INFORME 2018
    INFORME 2017
    INFORME 2016
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    INFORME 2013



Carrera 42 # 49 - 45

Córdoba con Ayacucho en el Centro de la ciudad

Medellín · Antioquia · Colombia
(+57-4) 239 83 51
Cel.314 886 57 03

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