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Celebrated Honduran women’s rights defender Gladys Lanza found guilty of defamation - Take Action

Raising Her Voice friends and family may recognise Gladys Lanza - a Honduran feminist activist and representative of Visitacion Padilla, our long-time women's rights partner in Honduras. 

Gladys was recently found guilty of defamation - for defending a woman who accused a well-connected government official of sexual harassment. "The verdict is aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay silent.”

Please join us in signing the Frontline Defenders petition calling for Glady's release: 

http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/28013

For the full story, please see the Guardian's recent article: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/mar/18/honduras-...

To find out more about Oxfam and Visitacion Padilla's work in Honduras: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/2012/11/femicide-in-honduras

or watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCIZojXhe3A

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