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Bertha de Leon

Bertha de León

HRD, Lawyer
Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicacion del Derecho – FESPAD

Bertha de León Gutierrez is a lawyer and woman human rights defender active in political life in El Salvador who has worked for the promotion of human dignity, freedom, equality, and the development of a more democratic society in her country. Bertha has also worked in defense of women imprisoned for experiencing obstetric emergencies in the context of the absolute criminalization of abortion in the country, which has exposed her to various attacks.

El Salvador

The human rights defender community is regularly subjected to campaigns of defamation - they are labeled as 'traitors of the nation', 'terrorists' and 'subversive'. This tactic employed by the authorities is designed to discredit and undermine the work of human rights defenders by isolating and marginalising them, making them a vulnerable target for abuse.


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