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Andy Johan Gómez Jerónimo

HRD & Member
University’s Students Movement

Andy Johan Gómez Jerónimo is a human rights defender, a student at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras – UNAH (National Autonomous University of Honduras) and a member of Movimiento Estudantil Universitario – MEU (University’s Students Movement). The movement struggles for a fair and free access to education in the country, as well as the democratization of the University’s structure through adequate students’ participation. Since 2014, when UNAH approved several changes in its internal norms, which resulted in restricted access to the right to education, the students’ movements started widespread peaceful protests.

Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.