Category Archives: Human Rights Prize

“I have been fighting for human rights for 20 years and I don’t feel tired yet”: María Ligia Chaverra

Maria Ligia Chaverra reminds me of a famous French saying from when I was young: petit mais costaud, meaning great things come in small packages. She is a small woman with great strength Continue reading “I have been fighting for human rights for 20 years and I don’t feel tired yet”: María Ligia Chaverra

Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

Enrique Chimonja Coy (Kike) is a finalist for the National Human Rights Prize, Diakonia 2017 for his valuable work in peacebuilding and supporting grass-roots organisations, particularly during the year 2016. His work is concentrated in restorative and reparative memory exercises which hope to support reconciliation processes in the territories where he works. Continue reading Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land