The 9 December marks the International Day Against Corruption, a date originally set by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the importance of corruption prevention in the context of fulfilling their Sustainable Development Goals.
For this reason, the Anti-Corruption Institute, in a demonstration of its commitment to the promotion of integrity in its capacity as a civil organization, hosted an informative awareness-raising session about how members of the public can raise complaints and flag possible cases of corruption within the public administration. During the morning of 8 December, friends and family, partners and other volunteers connected to the Anti-Corruption Institute met in different parts of Colombia to transmit a message of hope to the public.
In Bogotá, the meeting point was the ‘Hippies Park’ from where the ‘Pedaling Against Corruption’ route started, a bike ride that ended in the Virrey Park. In both spaces, recreational activities took place involving passers-by and other cyclists.
In Medellín and Cali, the meeting points were the Atanasio Girardot Stadium and the Bulevar del Río, where Ricardo Esis, Leidy Caizamo and Diego Llanos, Anti-Corruption Institute volunteers, led the local activities. In Cali, the volunteers had to change the location after officials from the Mayor’s Office forbade them from staying there; this is why the backdrop for the activities changed to Plazoleta Jairo Valera.