Meet the defenders of the 2023 edition – Autumn tour
Why do they fight for?
Their principles are equality, non-discrimination and human dignity, based on international human rights norms.
Usually their task implies a risk against their physical and mental integrity, many times being the target of attacks and threats, both from governmental actors and other actors such as landowners, paramilitaries, organized crime, etc.
Thousands have been detained, criminalized, deprived of liberty, forcefully disappeared or killed with the goal of silencing their fights for justice.