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Nohra Padilla, leader of the Asociación de Recicladores de Bogotá (ARB) leads a contingent of waste pickers as they demonstrate against city policies and programmes affecting waste pickers. ARB, an organization of waste pickers associations and cooperatives, has been at the forefront of the fight for waste pickers rights. Through a legal strategy, ARB has succeeded in gaining recognition and payment for the services waste pickers provide to the city. These judgements benefit waste pickers in Bogotá, but also open the door for waste pickers in other municipalities in Colombia. Special Instructions - Partial release: NOT all subjects signed our form of model release.


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Bogota, Colombia

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