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Patricia Dedos Verdes

Patricia Dedos Verdes (Patricia Nuñez)

Escuela Voluntaria Agro-ecológica en Resistencia

Patricia Dedos Verdes (Patricia Nuñez) is a teacher and human rights defender who works on environmental rights through advocating for the communal ownership of intellectual property rights on plants, fighting this way against the privatization of seeds in Chile. In the past, she has denounced the harmful effects of the Monsanto Act. Since 2016, she has been the director of the Voluntary Agro-ecological School in Resistance (Escuela Voluntaria Agro-ecológica en Resistencia), an initiative that seeks to promote work on land and food self-management.


Despite developments since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship, HRDs still face police abuses, with demonstrations and street protests being violently repressed.