21 October 2015
SHARING KNOWLEDGE PROTECTING LIVES: 119 AT RISK HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN DUBLIN FOR THE 8th FRONT LINE DEFENDERS DUBLIN PLATFORM
Kenita Placide is an LGBTI rights defender in St Lucia. Though three of her colleagues have been murdered and the office burned down, she refuses to give up. “I am motivated by the many before me who walked the road for social justice. I am made euphoric by the many that got the voice to speak with all odds against them. I am lifted in spirit by my own family, composed of women who empower me to be more each day and whose support is without question. I am grounded in compassion, dignity and justice for all”.