Gloria Cuartas


Gloria Cuartas Montoya born Sabaneta, Antioquia, Colombia June 18, 1960. Social reformer and peacemaker. Elected Mayor of Apartadó, 1994. Received UNESCO Cites of Peace Award, 1996; promoted Cities of Peace in Latin America. Founded “Feminine Resistance and the Map of Hope.”


To have witnessed 1,200 crimes, to see dozens of raped and murdered women, to witness how they cut off a child's head and thrown at me, to see how they killed elderly people. . . [we] no longer had anything to lose and that [we] would go to the end, regardless of the shortcomings.” (Margarita Vidal interview, El Pais-Cali, Oct. 5, 2008; photo el universal)