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Rocío Silva Santiesteban Manrique

HRD, Journalist

Rocío Silva Santisteban Manrique, is a Peruvian journalist and university professor. Previously she was the Executive Secretary of the Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (National Human Rights Coordinator) of Peru.

Rocío Silva Santisteban Manrique, es una periodista y docente universitaria peruana. Anteriormente fue la Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos de Perú.

While many human rights defenders (HRDs) can operate freely in Peru, those working on the environment, in particular on the environmental and human rights impact of the extractive industry, face harsh repression, including intimidation, smear campaigns, death threats, surveillance, and judicial harassment.