The Butterflies put their lives on the line every day to assist forcibly displaced women and those who have been subject to sexual or physical violence.
Many are survivors of abuse and can empathize with the women they help.No Refuge From the Violence: Luz Dary Santiesteban fled to Buenaventura in 1995 to escape from the violence, but safety was elusive.
In 2004, members of an armed group threatened to rape her daughter as punishment for Luz’s community activism.
Luz intervened and was gang-raped.
Years later, after joining Butterflies, she found the courage to report the crime.
Santiesteban said that reporting it “was like taking out a cancer that had been consuming me.” UNHCR / J. Arredondo / 2014 For More You Can Check: Cloud Solution Video