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Guadalupe Calzada

Albergue San Juan Diego

Guadalupe Calzada is founder and Coordinator of the Albergue San Juan Diego in Lechería, Mexico. The Albergue San Juan Diego is a hostel, operated on a volunteer basis, which offers accommodation, help and support to migrants, many of whom are under threat of abduction from criminal gangs and human trafficking organisations operating in the area. The hostel is a member of the Dimensión Pastoral de la Movilidad Humana – DPMH (Pastoral Dimension of Human Mobility) network, a Catholic Church-run network defending migrants' 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.