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Bessy Rios

Bessy Ríos

HRD, Jurist

Bessy Ríos is a jurist and human rights defender who is known in El Salvador for her use of social media to promote women’s rights, sexual diversity, freedom of expression, as well as the strengthening of democracy in the country. She is an expert on feminism and gives lectures about the topic.

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'.