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Mexico: Human Rights Defenders at risk during COVID-19

During May 2020, different Mexican human rights networks and organizations denounced the persistence and aggravation of threats, harassment, abuses and murders of human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in the midst of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19.

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#IDefendRights: Norma Ledezma

"Living in Mexico, living in Chihuahua as a human rights defender is not easy, (...) but it is more difficult to live under the impunity that is sheltered under the complacent eyes of the state.” Martin Ennals Award finalist and human rights defender, Norma Ledezma, shares her story as a human rights defender.

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Remembering Bety Cariño - ten years later

On April 27th 2010, the Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño was assassinated. On the tenth anniversary of her death, Bety's life and work was remembered and celebrated by El Centro de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos del Sur de Veracruz "Bety Cariño", the organization that carries her name.

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Work against discrimination

Supporting marginalized groups to take the lead in their fight against discrimination is a core component of NHRF’s work. Read more about our work against discrimination in the year that passed here.

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Annual report 2019

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is proud to present our annual report for 2019, where we present our highlights, results and activities from the year that passed.

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Promoting the right to information during the COVID-19 pandemic through radio

The coronavirus pandemic may present great challenges for indigenous peoples and rural communities in Mexico who often experience socio-economic marginalization and a limited access to information. Under these circumstances, the mission of the Boca de Polen network of communicators - one of our grantee organizations based in Chiapas, southern Mexico - to disseminate relevant information to peasants and indigenous people, support their skills in media technologies, and thus advance the right to information and free expression, becomes even more important and valuable.

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