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Marina Dolores Ortiz

Marina Dolores Ortiz

Asociación Salvadoreña por los Derechos Humanos

We’ve always had an emptiness in our lives, and when we find our families this emptiness is filled.

El Salvador

The human rights defender community is regularly subjected to campaigns of defamation - they are labeled as 'traitors of the nation', 'terrorists' and 'subversive'. This tactic employed by the authorities is designed to discredit and undermine the work of human rights defenders by isolating and marginalising them, making them a vulnerable target for abuse.