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Karen Mejía

Karen works as a human rights lawyer in Honduras. At the organisation she works for she is responsible for advocacy in Honduras. Furthermore, her mission deals with urban and sexual violence. She is currently working on the first protocol for the care of victims and survivors of sexual violence in Honduras. She has been a human rights advocate since 2007. Beside her work as a lawyers Karen also works with young feminists and works on the topic of sexual and reproductive rights.

Moreover, she is involved in an organisation which seeks the decriminalization of abortion and conducts research on topics such as femicide and enforced disappearance of women and has provided legal counselling to relatives of victims.

One of Shelter City's goals is to broaden our guests' networks. Do you think you could help Karen with her work? Contact us, and we will get in touch! Keep in mind this guest is no longer staying with us in Amsterdam, but we would be happy to forward your message so you can get in touch with her.

Justice & Peace interview

"More lawyers are murdered in Honduras than in any other country in the world. The National Human Rights Commission documented 89 deaths of lawyers between 2010 and March 2015, that were a result of targeted killings. Many lawyers have suffered intimidation and attacks." Karen talks about the situation in Honduras and her work as an activist. 


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