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31 March 2015

La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico

In April 2015 Front Line Defenders and Verso Books published La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico - the first book in a series of nonfiction graphic novels. La Lucha features the real life stories of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in northern Mexico who confront lethal challenges in order to promote human rights, justice and accountability. A series of vignettes threaded together by one of the leading Mexican WHRDs, Lucha Castro, the book offers a rich depiction of the complexity and challenges in the lives of WHRDs and the profound importance of their work.


Following the release of the English edition, Front Line Defenders and Editorial Resistencia published the Spanish edition in Mexico in November 2015, launching the book with events at the Senate in Mexico City and in Chihuahua and Oaxaca.

This book gives evidence of the risks and adversities human rights defenders across the world have to face to make the rights of their communities a reality. The bravery, persistence and hope women rights defenders featured in the book exhibit in their day to day lives make up these stories of real life heroes.
- Adam Shapiro, Head of Campaigns

Support human rights defenders at risk by purchasing the book when you make a contribution of €20 to Front Line Defenders.