Congratulations to Bertha Oliva, a Honduran activist, on her nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize! Bertha, and her organization COFADEH, have been active partners in the Global Response campaign Honduras:Protect Forests and Environmental Activists.
June 29, 2005, 7:09 pm ET
TEGUCIGALPA- Six Honduran women were selected Wednesday by the project Thousand
Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, sources with the
The chosen are Bertha Oliva, coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of
Deretenidos Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) Istmania Pineda, President
non-governmental organization Xibalba, that rescues children from the
youth gangs, and the writer Leticia Oyuela.
Completing the list are Miralda and Mary Queen Esther Ruiz, who work in
women's organization projects in Olancho (east) and Copán (northwest) and
Albertina Garcia, who works in care of ethnic indigenous Lenca.
The women were selected by a jury of four references
nominated by the Norwegian Nobel Committee that the next will be October 4
to know who will receive the award on behalf of the Arabian women.
"The 1000 women are experts in their field of work, are emblematic of
hope for their own people, and are constantly informed
fighters and unconventional," notes a statement Thousand Women Project
for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.
Add to the biographies of the 1000 women selected will be edited in a
book as a reference guide for NGOs
aid organizations, networks for peace, women's groups and