The Risk of Defending Human Rights

Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murders and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and impacts negatively on the fundamental rights of the people. It is the result of harassment entrenched in a patriarchal culture and governments' failure to fulfil their human rights obligations ? and the influence of powerful groups on governments that limits their role as guarantors of human rights for their citizens.

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Categories: Human Rights Defenders
Author: Oxfam