Day after day, these brave individuals continue to fight for what they believe in. Being a human rights defender is more than a full time job, and many will not rest until justice is served.
"Because they took them alive, we want them back alive" Hilda Hernandez
Many Human rights defenders across Mexico are fighting for the rights of the 40,000 people who have disappeared and their families. Some of these may be alive, and some make up the 26,000 bodies that lie unidentified in morgues across the country. The uncertainty doesn't stop them to keep looking for them. As they do, they show the urgent need to demonstrate political will at all levels of the Mexican State to search for disappeared people, identify remains and return them respectfully to their families so they can have a dignified burial and so their families can begin to processes their grief.
"You have to carry on for the love you have for your child" Hilda Hernandez
Marisol cerecero co-ordinates the psycho-social support offered in La Casa del Migrante de Saltillo which is one of a series of shelters that receive migrants in Mexico. It receives and supports an average of 80 migrants a day and provides them medical and psychological care as well as legal assistancewith the migratory process and deportation cases. She comments on the commitment and resilience of migrants.
"It's inspiring that they don't give up, they don't lose this dream they have since they left their countries " Marisol Cerecero
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