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Ecuadorian receives the ‘Women of Courage’ award in the US

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First lady Jill Biden, Esmerald native Fátima Corozo and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. PHOTO United States Embassy

The US government presented the ‘Women of Courage’ award to the Esmeraldeña Fatima Corozo for his outstanding work to protect youth from violence in Esmeraldas.

The event at the White House, in which other women were also awarded, took place this Monday, March 4, 2024 at the White House and was led by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and the primera dama Jill Biden.

In its 18th edition, the IWOC Award of Secretary of State recognizes women around the world who have demonstrated “exceptional” courage, strength and leadership in promoting peace, justice, human rights, equality and gender equity.

Award-winning characters in the United States.

Who is Fatima Corozo?

Fatima Corozo is a tireless community leader and committed, as well as a defender of youth in Esmeraldas, the city with the greatest violence in Ecuador.

Corozo was born on Luis Vargas Torres Island, one of the enclaves most violent of Esmeraldasand is a strong defender and protector of the city’s youth.

Corozo, of Afro-Ecuadorian descent, is secondary level teacher and was able to experience firsthand the rapid and progressive disappearance of opportunities for young people in Esmeraldas, while the city became a focus of growing violence.

Safe alternatives for the youth of Esmeraldas

During her decades of experience as an educator, youth defender and president of her community association, Corozo has continually raised her voice in defense of youth

Designs and implements youth development programs that offer safe alternatives in one of the cities with the highest levels of violence in the world.

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Corozo has also used his influential role in Esmeraldas to establish solid networks of educators and promoters on youth issues.

They have directly provided hundreds of young Afro-Ecuadorians safe spaces where they can develop their skills and interests, thus distancing them from unprecedented violence and putting them on the path to becoming healthy and productive citizens.

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