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Martha Giraldo


Martha Giraldo is a human rights defender working for justice for victims of state crimes.   Her father, Jose was killed by Colombian army, and her uncle was shot days after a trial began against one of the soldiers for that murder.


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.