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What if we had opportunities? Johana's story

Johana is one of the women incarcerated in the Buen Pastor prison in Bogotá, Colombia, for involvement in selling drugs. This is her story. Español


Johana tells of the economic hardship that drove her to sell drugs to support her children, and how prison has only worsened the situation.

This photo essay is published as part of an editorial partnership between openDemocracy and CELS, an Argentine human rights organisation with a broad agenda that includes advocating for drug policies respectful of human rights. The partnership coincides with the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs.

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