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Women's and children's rights, combating enforced disappearances and sexual violence


Teodomira Rosales is an Afro-Indigenous lawyer, founder and president of the Centro Regional de Defensa de Derechos Humanos since 1997. She is best known for her work against disappearances and forced internal displacement in the Mexican state of Guerrero. She assists the families of victims of enforced disappearance in their administrative and legal procedures. She is co-founder of the National Collective for Forced Displacement in Mexico. Teodomira also supports victims of sexual violence by providing them with legal assistance, and fights for access to drinking water for indigenous communities.

"The Marianne Initiative was a very important and unique opportunity for me. It gives us a space of confidence and breathing space to continue the fight."

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