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Lidia Gómez

Lidia Gómez

HRD & Leader
Awá Alto Cartagena Reserve

Lidia Gómez is the current leader of the Awá indigenous people’s Alto Cartagena reserve. She works defending the human rights of the Cawamari indigenous organisation, alongside other indigenous authorities, against the actions of guerrilla and paramilitary groups that seek to control the territory.

HRDs at risk in Colombia come from a broad range of different backgrounds, including: trade unionists, indigenous leaders, afro-colombian leaders, activists working with internally displaced persons and on land issues, women's rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, students and youth activists, church workers, LGBTI and HIV activists.