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Soledad Jarquin

Soledad Jarquín

HRD, Journalist
Las Caracolas

Soledad Jarquín is a feminist journalist and woman human rights defender from Mexico, and the winner of the 2006 National Journalism Award in the category Gender News. She is a columnist in Mujeres y Política (Women and Politics) and editor of ‘Las Caracolas’, an independent media outlet that focuses on giving visibility to cases of femicide and sexual assault in the context of the historical political conflict in Oaxaca. As a result of her efforts to seek justice for the femicide of her daughter, Soledad Jarquín has been subjected to constant threats, acts of intimidation and harassment, including digital attacks and death threats. The threats against her have increased since she began appealing to judicial authorities to identify and punish the perpetrators.


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.