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Colombian Journalist Honored for Tackling Taboos on Wartime Rape

When journalist Jineth Bedoya went to Bogota's maximum-security prison 16 years ago to interview an infamous paramilitary warlord, little did she know the visit would mark her life and convert her into a leading rights activist. Bedoya never made it to the interview but instead was kidnapped, gang-raped, tortured and left on the side of a road. She kept quiet for years but in 2009 broke her silence and began campaigning against the taboos and stigma suffered by victims of sexual...

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