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We provide dynamic workshops created to boost learning, free online informational material, online material created for students that is easy to understand and with teachers in mind, and an online community with open communication.

Why we do it?

In Colombia, gender inequality and gender-based violence are major concerns. Teaching about subjects such as consent, menstruation, and gender stereotypes, as well as discussing sexual and reproductive health rights, helps in the battle against gender inequality and violence.

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 Teenage girls in Colombia

1 of every 5

fall pregnant

between the ages of

15 to 19

20%

fall pregnant again

7-14 months

after their first child

33%

fall pregnant again

14-24 months

after their first child

What do we do?

Mi Cuerpo/Min Krop is a Danish non-profit foundation that facilitates rights-based and taboo free sexual health education programs in close partnership with our local partner, since 2017, working directly with teenagers and teachers at partner schools in and around Cali and Popayán, Colombia. We also donate books and facilitate material related to sexual and reproductive health to schools in order for them to brush up on, or further their knowledge on the subject.
 

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Data shows that in Colombia during 2020, every 6 minutes, a woman suffered intrafamilial violence. These numbers went up during the pandemic compared to previous years.

How do we work?

We are a team of young teachers that work to facilitate free sexual and reproductive health education workshops at local partner schools and with local organizations in Colombia.

We have a sex positive, inclusive approach and include a wide range of topics to expand the knowledge related to sexual and reproductive health education and gender equality.

We implement workshops directly with teenagers, but also train teachers through dynamic class teaching that focuses on group exercises and participative work.

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Debunking myths is an important part of the work, therefore, creating a safe space to ask questions is vital to our approach.

Who are we?

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Salka Wollesen Breum

Salka is 29 year old and one of the founders . She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2011, she has traveled a lot in Latin America, and she quickly fell in  love with Colombia. Here she has been traveling from north to south and also studied a semester at Universidad del Cauca in Popayán. She is especially passionate about education, figthting for equality and sexual and reproductive health rights, and believes in combining these interests in the work with Mi Cuerpo/Min Krop.

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Leonor Elizondo Chavero

Leonor, better known as Nori, is 27 years old and from Mexico. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Human Development from Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. During her studies she spent a semester in Popayán where she met Salka. She has a lot of passion when it comes to gender and female empowerment, and has had an interest in this project since the beginning. In Mexico she has been teaching several workshops, also including topics within sexual education. She is now Mi Cuerpo/Min Krop’s main teacher and contact in Popayán, Colombia.

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Shanon Joerns

Shanon is 27 years old and from Colombia. She has a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali. She believes that everyone should know their Sexual and Reproductive Rights and, together with the rest of the team, can help others acquire the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their Sexual and Reproductive Health. Shanon works as the main teacher in Cali and is an important part of the development of material and creative process.

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Lucely Perafán Imbachi

Lucely is 24 years old and from Cauca, Colombia. She has a degree in Literature and Spanish Language from the Universidad del Cauca, Popayán. Since she was a child she has been interested in the field of education; she believes it is a power to reach social transformation. In 2021, she joined the Mi Cuerpo/Min Krop team and is currently in the process of learning and accompaniment in the different tasks carried out by the Foundation. She aspires to be a teacher of integral education for sexuality.

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Lotte Kühn Laugesen

Lotte is 31 years old and from Odense, Denmark. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Migration and Ethnic Relations from Malmö University, Sweden. She is now in the final year of her Master’s in Global Studies and Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University, Denmark, during which she has developed an interest in global inequality and gender as a very important aspect of this. Eager to learn about the workings of NGOs that aim to make a positive impact in this field, she started her internship with Mi Cuerpo/Min Krop in June 2021. 

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We invite you to learn more about the projects we are running and the impact that they are creating for the community

 

 

 

Then, join us and make an impact