Author: Nadia Rojas, September 6 2015 - In Colombia, in 2015, "ediles" ([In Colombia] representatives to the Local Administrator), mayors, governors, councilors and deputies will be elected. These elections are of great importance due to the possibility of an agreement in Havana [a peace agreement under negotiation between the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)], as they determine the configuration of the local authorities that become decisive in electoral contests for coveted positions in the future.
To Ocasa [a Colombian non-governmental organisation of young people against corruption - the word Ocasa is from the Chibcha language, meaning truth], the electoral issue goes beyond October 2015 and beyond voting. Every day we chose which person we want to be, how much you want to contribute to others and build a better future for all.
In addition, we created images for networks that remind us of the history of voting and what we have gained in recent decades.
However, we cannot help knowing that voting is important, but, above all, to denounce and impede (if it is possible) can be labeled electoral crimes. In Colombia, electoral crimes are well-established laws - there are 11. To make information about these crimes and their consequences better known, we created cartoons made using the Pixton tool.
We will soon launch a series that helps reinforce these reflections around the elections and will be directed to adolescents and youth in the country.