Land rights leader María Ligia tells her story

María Ligia Chaverra is an activist in the Afro-Colombian community, facing threats from both sides of the armed conflict in her country. A land rights leader, she has faced intimidation and harassment by armed groups, as well as constantly facing risk of displacement from the Colombian state and military. By establishing so-called Humanitarian Zones, María and other land rights leaders have been able to denounce such attacks and the theft used to displace communities.

Watch her testimony here

María Ligia Chaverra
Foto: Charlotte Kesl

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