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dayanara castillo

Dayanara Castillo


Dayanara Castillo is a student activist at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras - UNAH (National Autonomous University of Honduras), where she is an active member of the Movimiento Amplio Universitario (Ample University Movement, MAU) and the Mesa Amplia de Estudiantes Indignados (Broad Table of Outraged Students), which campaign for free and quality superior education. She has also been actively involved in advocating for the rights of sexual minorities as a member of the LGBT rights organisation Asociación Kukulcan.

Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. LGBTI defenders in Honduras are doubly discriminated against. They are discriminated firstly because they are human rights defenders and secondly because they defend LGBTI rights.