Defense of Indigenous and Land Rights in Guatemala – Aura Lolita Chávez

Aura Lolita Chávez is a leader of the Council of K’iche’ People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory (CPK) of Guatemala. The CPK coordinates processes of dialogue, good faith community consultations and collective actions against the threatening expansion of mining,hydroelectric and agro-industry megaprojects in their territory.

Aura Lolita Chávez and other members of CPK have been subjected to threats and attacks for their peaceful work in defense of human rights, nature and life.

This profile is part of the monthly video series, Multiple Exposure, produced by Front Line Defenders and featuring profiles of human rights defenders and their work, as well as looking at important human rights developments from the perspectives of HRDs on the front lines.

Categories: Indigenous peoples, Land, Solidarity in Action, Video

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