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Janet Stephanie Medina Puy

Janet Stephanie Medina Puy

WHRD, Lawyer, Co-founder
Kanan Derechos Humanos

Janet Stephanie Medina Puy is a woman human rights defender, human rights lawyer and Co-Founder of Kanan Derechos Humanos, an organization that accompanies processes of defense and promotion of human rights, the environment and Mayan communities in the Yucatan Peninsula.


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.