Columbia, Wounaan women lead recovery from deadly floods

Torrential rains ravaged much of Colombia in 2011, killing hundreds and making thousands homeless. But the women of the indigenous Wounaan people on the Pacific coast of Colombia have overcome adversity: with their werregue handicrafts, they are rebuilding their lives and securing their families’ livelihoods. “At times we lost hope and thought we would have to move away from here,” said Daira Chiciliana, a young artisan in the city of Litoral de San Juan in Chocó. Here, the Wounaan, known to … [Read more...]

Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director 2012

  Michelle Bachelet Statement at 2012 First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board Statement of Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary- General and UN Women Executive Director at First Regular Session of UN Women Executive Board 24 January 2012. President, Distinguished Delegates, Allow me to first wish all of you a Happy New Year. It will not surprise you to hear me say that my special hopes are for the women of this world! I hope that this year, no matter how … [Read more...]

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