The organization ‘Weaver of Life’ which brings together nearly 300 leaders from this department received the Antonio Nariño prize Monday, from the German and French ambassadors to Colombia.
Weavers of Life also received a bronze statue by Nadin Ospina and a trip to Germany and France in which a representative of the organization will get to share their experiences with other human rights defenders.
The Antonio Nariño prize has been given by the ambassadors of Germany and France for the past two years to organizations which work for peace and defend human rights.
The organization took momentum in 2003 as women throughout the department united to protest violence, especially violence targeted toward women.
Gladys one of he women of the organization said “it is a very difficult job, but it is worth it. In a country like this and in a region like Putumayo there needs to be women who take control of defending their rights.”