Amnesty International Canada and six prestigious universities (below) are working together to host a visit by four respected Mexican human rights defenders. Each has a compelling story to tell about courageous efforts to protect rights and dignity in Mexico amidst a terrifying increase in threats and violence.
Vidulfo Rosales Sierra is a lawyer with the renowned Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre that does human rights monitoring and works with Indigenous communities in Guerrero State to defend their rights
Dolores González Saravia is Director of SERAPAZ, an NGO founded by Bishop Ruiz with extensive experience in southern Mexico that works on conflict prevention and peace building
Yolanda Moran Isais is a member of FUUNDEM, an organization formed by a growing number of families whose relatives have been forcibly disappeared
Alberto Xicotencatl Carrasco is Director of the Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Coahuila, recipient of last year’s prestigious Letelier Moffitt Human Rights Award for work with vulnerable migrants