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Lilia Hernández Vázquez

WHRD, Leader

Lilia Hernández Vázquez is a woman human rights defender and leader of the Ejido of Don Samuel Escárcega in the State of Campeche who has accompanied different struggles against inequality in her community. She served as Ejido commissioner of her community and is currently a member of the Union of Ejidos in Defence of the Mayan Territory.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in Mexico are subject to intimidation, legal harassment, arbitrary detention, death threats, acts of physical aggression, enforced disappearances and killings as a result of their activities in defence of human rights and the exercise of freedom of expression and journalism.