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Gilda Rivera

Gilda Rivera

HRD, Founding Member
Centro de Derechos de Mujeres

Gilda Rivera is a psychologist and the founder of the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (Women’s Rights Center) and has worked for decades for human rights in Honduras.


Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.


Gilda Rivera, Honduras - Testimony at the 2017 Dublin Platform