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Sister Bertha Lopez

Sister Bertha López

HRD, Member
Missionaries of the Resurrected Christ

Sister Bertha López is a woman human rights defender and a religious member of the Missionaries of the Resurrected Christ and the Mexican Episcopal Conference. Together with her congregation, she assists vulnerable populations in various parts of Mexico, particularly in Guadalajara, Jalisco, where she is based. In recent years she has supported migrants in transit through Mexico and has walked with the caravans of the Central American exodus providing humanitarian aid.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in Mexico are subject to intimidation, legal harassment, arbitrary detention, death threats, acts of physical aggression, enforced disappearances and killings as a result of their activities in defence of human rights and the exercise of freedom of expression and journalism.