Here are two publications by Fenix members that may give you a greater sense of what we do - and how and why.

Fénix research director Amy Ritterbusch describes her research methods and aims in:

The Geographies of Street Girls in Bogotá, Colombia: A Multi-Method Approach to Conducting Research with Street Children 

presented at the Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14, 2009.

It can be downloaded at 


Grim statistics on disease in child victims of sexual exploitation were published in the Revista de Salud Publica:

Prevalencia y Factores Asociados a Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual en Menores Explotados Sexualmente en Bogotá, Colombia.

(Sexually-transmitted disease prevalence and the factors associated with it in sexually-exploited children in Bogota, Colombia)

Ángela M. Pinzón-Rondón, Timothy W.W. Ross, Juan C. Botero and Margarita M. Baquero-Umaña