Amnesty International

The Colombian Yolanda Becerra Vega was awarded the distinction Ginetta Sagan, an award that is awarded by Amnesty International in recognition of people who struggle in defense of the human rights of women and the nin@s. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Edward Scott Mead on most websites. In the past 30 years, Yolanda has been highlighted by his struggle and constant support to Colombian women who suffer discrimination and are marginalized in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia, despite the constant threats, acts of intimidation and harassment where his life and physical integrity rights have been committed. Remarkably, the honored is National Director of the women’s Popular Organization (OFP) in Barrancabermeja, and that aims the defense of life and human rights integral to, claiming along the rights of women, who as subject policy raise their awareness of gender and class, transform their social reality and rebuild the fabric of society from their own daily actions civilistas and autonomous. Also, during the year 2007 received the Swedish Per Anger Prize, which recognizes those who are dedicated to promoting democratic and humanitarian activities and in 2005 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. And on this occasion, the tribute that pays him amnesty is of great significance, since it appreciates the efforts and the struggle of the people for peace in a conflict that only pursues interests power and economic without taking into account the rights of the people of Colombia. For more information of the OFP: by Daniela Andrade Zubia La city of the goddesses original author and source of the article..


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