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Moira Millan

Moira Ivana Millán

HRD, Founder & Coordinator
Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir

Moira Ivana Millán is a woman, Mapuche and weychafe human rights defender. For more than twenty years, she has worked to protect and defend the indigenous territories and women’s rights of the thirty-six indigenous nations that live in Argentina. She is the founder and coordinator of the Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir (Indigenous Women's Movement for Good Living), which organises visibility campaigns and calls for justice for violations committed against indigenous peoples. Due to her work in defence of human rights, Moira Millán has been the target of death threats, attacks and judicial harassment.

While most human rights defenders can operate in freedom, HRDs seeking justice for violations committed during the dictatorship, journalists and trade unionists have received death threats and been subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest, prosecutions, police violence and smear campaigns. In recent times, defenders have faced new risks, including police brutality, judicial harassment and oppression in indigenous communities.