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Dominga Gonzalez Martinez

Dominga González Martínez

HRD, Water Protector
Comisión para la Defensa del Agua

Dominga González Martínez is an indigenous Nahua woman who for many years has been a prominent member of the “Comisariado Ejidal de San Pedro Tlanixco” which has worked against the privatisation of the water supply which is vital to their community. She was also a prominent member of “Comisión para la Defensa del Agua”.


HRDs working on the issue face serious risk, up to and including death. HRDs working in the defence of territory, particularly indigenous territory, face a similar level of risk. They are criminalised, imprisoned, defamed, and often killed.