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Isela González Díaz

WHRD, director
Alianza Sierra Madre

Isela González Díaz is a renowned woman human rights defender in Mexico. She is the director of the organization Alianza Sierra Madre (ASMAC), an organisation located in the state of Chihuahua that works with Ódami (Tepehuán) and Tarámuri (Tarahumara) communities in the Sierra Tarahumara in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in the defense of indigenous peoples' rights by providing legal advice, trainings and advocacy for the defense of their territories and the full enjoyment of their collective rights.

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.