Sütsuin Jieyuu Wayúu/Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu
The human rights organization Sütsuin Jieyuu Wayúu or Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu (Force of Wayuu Women) was created in 2006 with the aim of visibilising and denouncing violations of the rights of the Wayúu indigenous people, which are a result of the mining mega-projects, forced displacement, the situation of vulnerability of the victims of the armed conflict and the presence of armed groups and the militarization of the Guajira territory. The Wayuu women have been historically organised in defence of their land, environment and self-determination. Collectively, they are responsible for denouncing a number of human rights violations committed in La Guajira, acting as a reference in the promotion of human rights in the region. The Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu also reflected on the disproportionate effects that conflict and displacement have on women, for what the organisation seeks to empower and capacitate indigenous women.