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Women taking the lead in the defense of the human rights of miners and their families

On February 19 2006, 65 miners were trapped in the Pasta de Conchos coal mine after a methane explosion in the Mexican state of Coahuila. To this date, only two of the 65 bodies have been retrieved. NHRF’s partner organization, Organización Familia Pasta de Conchos (OFPC), works to ensure that the recovery process of the remaining 63 miners moves forward, as well as fighting for better working conditions for miners in the region. Read the blog written by OFPC’s founder, Cristina Auerbach.

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2020

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on the 9th of August. The day is observed to raise awareness and protect the rights of indigenous communities across the world, as well as to recognizing the importance of indigenous peoples’ contributions to improve important issues, such as protection of the environment.

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Body territory: A claim for the right to decide on land and territory

The women who fight for human rights are many, and we are very diverse. We act in human rights organizations, in foundations, in collectives, in the streets, in academia, in the classrooms as teachers and as students, and many of us act within our communities.

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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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