Maria Leonilda Ravelo Grimaldo
HRD & President
Asociación Nacional de Ayuda Solidaria – ANDAS
Case HistoryStatus: Threatened
Maria Leonilda Ravelo Grimaldo is the president of Asociación Nacional de Ayuda Solidaria – ANDAS (National Association for Solidarity Aid) in Barracabermeja, Magdalena Medio. The human rights defender is also member of the Peace Commission in Colombia. The region of Magdalena Medio has been targeted by operations of several paramilitary groups after the vacuum left by FARC, following the peace agreement with the Colombian government.