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Case History: Lucha Castro

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About the situation

Lucha Castro works persistently to fight for the rights of her community in the north of Mexico, particularly in Chihuahua and Juárez, focusing on women's rights, the rights of the economically disadvantaged and marginalized, and, increasingly, to protect the environment and indigenous lands from encroaching extractive industry interests.

About Lucha Castro

Lucha CastroWorking as a lawyer in Mexico, Lucha Castro's work focuses on judicial activism, legal literacy and the co-ordination of support to empower women in situations of gender-based violence. She is the Director of the Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres A .C.- CEDEHM (Centre for Women's Rights in Chihuahua), a non-governmental organisation, based in the city of Chihuahua, which promotes and protects the rights of women and offers legal and psychological support to women victims of violence.