Ambassador Luis Arreaga presented the International Woman of Corage Award to Aura Elena Farfán, director of FAMDEGUA, in recognition of her work committed to supporting the families of the disappeared during the internal armed conflict.
In March of this year, the State Department selected Mrs. Farfán from the group of 10 exceptional women around the world called Women of Courage 2018. Aura Elena was distinguished for her courageous work for 33 years, which today inspires many not only in Guatemala, but in the world.
Supporting the efforts of strong women leaders at all levels of society is the foundation for a Guatemala with better governance, prosperity and citizen security. Empowering women translates into an impetus for peace, justice and security in all our societies. IWOC