Francys Valdivia Machado
Francys Valdivia Machado is a women human rights defender from the municipality of Estelí in Nicaragua. Her advocacy work focuses on the right to justice for the relatives of people killed in her country. She is currently the president of the Mothers of April Association (AMA) of Nicaragua. AMA was created on 19 April 2018, when the first murders perpetrated by the government began, including the defender's brother Franco Valdivia during the 2018 protests.