Women of the FARC

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The FARC are Latin America’s largest rebel army and almost half of their members are women. They train and fight alongside the men and share daily chores.

Correspondent Toby Muse received rare access to a FARC camp in the Colombian jungle. He speaks one-on-one with the females fighting on the frontlines.

2016 has been designated the year to end more than half a century of fighting between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group. Both sides began peace talks in Havana more than three years ago.  It’s a war that has left hundreds of thousands dead and several million displaced. Colombian and FARC negotiators still have many issues to work through but both sides insist the peace accord will be signed this year.

What is less known about the guerrilla group, however, is that it has a large number of women fighting its ranks. Toby Muse travels to a FARC jungle camp to meet these female fighters.

See what their life is like in the guerrilla group’s jungle camp. 

Women of the FARC

Women of the FARC

The FARC are Latin America’s largest rebel army and almost half of their members are women. They train and fight alongside the men and share daily chores as well.What is less known about the guerrilla group, however, is that it has a large number of women fighting its ranks. Toby Muse travels to a FARC jungle camp to meet these female fighters.