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We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

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We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

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We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

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We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

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About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Mariana Villamizar

Systems engineer and designer. Expert in user experience, data visualization and graphic communication. Feminist.

Contact

Little Mothers in Colombia

March 04, 2019

In Colombia, in 2017, 5,804 girls under 15 years were mothers. And only 146 of that age range could access to the legal abortion.

The new digital media of investigative journalism Mutante.org dedicated its first conversation to the problem of sexual violence that girls live in Colombia.

 

Thanks to a petition information that Mutante made to the Ministry of Health through the Queremos Datos platform, if was evidenced that 5,804 girls under 15 years were mothers during 2017. This number is contrasted with only 146 girls from up to 15 years old that

were able to access a legal abortion under the causes established by colombian law.

 

According to Mutante, all these girls had the right to voluntarily end their pregnancy, because technically, they were sexually abused, since the colombian Penal Code prohibits any sexual relation with persons under 15 years old. And also the Sentence C-355 of 2006, that decriminalized abortion under three causes in Colombia, allows abortions when the pregnancy is the product of a rape.

 

See the full investigation here.

 

About the data:

 

Based on data provided by the Ministry of Health, Datasketch built the image of a girl, with blue dots representing the 5,804 girls under age who in 2017 were mothers, and the red dots representing the 146 legal abortions of girls from up to 15 years old during that year.

 

 

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