Lucy Sherriff is a freelance multimedia journalist currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. She mostly writes about women and the environment.
Women & Girls
Over a decade ago, male elders in the Wayuu tribe decided to appoint a woman as its leader. After the success of being led by a female head, the community changed its governance traditions and now exclusively appoints women to lead.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Coca leaf, the substance used to make cocaine, should be legalized in Colombia in order to aid the peace process and help grow the country’s economy, a new report argues.
AI is reinforcing human stereotypes, says technologist Kriti Sharma. She's trying to change that.
Tiina Sanila-Aikio, 34, is head of the Sámi people in Finland, the only indigenous population recognized in the European Union. She's also the creator of the world’s first Skolt-language rock albums — a Sámi language spoken by just 300 people.
Xinca currently employs 25 women from rural areas, where much of the production is done.