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Sayli Navarro Alvarez

Saylí Navarro Alvarez

HRD, Member
Damas de Blanco

The fear is always with you. I always say I’m never going to lose the fear. I am able to overcome my fear because I know they are the ones who are committing a crime.

SaylíNavarro Alvarez is a member of Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), a group of women who demand freedom for their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers or nephews, imprisoned in Cuba. They hold regular marches and protests despite repeated crackdowns against the group.


Human rights defenders remain vigilant amidst unprecedented political and diplomatic developments, even if they are hopeful for change, and the government has yet to prove a commitment to human rights. The Cuban government controls all the media and those who advocate for freedom of expression are being constantly targeted for their legitimate human rights work