Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

News – Friday, 12 September 2014

Butterflies with New Wings members
The women of Butterflies with New Wings are the winners of the 2014 Nansen Refugee Award. Image: UNHCR/Luca Zanetti

Fighting for women’s rights in the Colombian municipality of Buenaventura can be a dangerous task, and Gloria Amparo Arboleda knows it just too well.

“Denouncing violence here is a risky business,” she says.

Ms Arboleda is a founding member of Butterflies with New Wings, a network of volunteers that has been supporting local survivors of violence, sexual abuse and forced displacement since 2010 . . .

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