Help Norma Cruz
"She leads Fundación Sobrevivientes (Survivors' Foundation), a women's rights organization based in Guatemala City. Some of her relatives have also suffered threats and attacks.
Guatemalan human rights organizations continue to report attacks and threats against human rights defenders, trade unionists and grassroots political and social activists. Most of these people do not receive an adequate response from the state. The authorities usually fail to provide effective protection measures in a timely manner and to fully investigate the attacks.
Join us in calling on the Attorney General to investigate the death threats against human rights defender Norma Cruz, and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice."
This campaign is part of amnestyusa.org. You can also help express your concern for her safety here.
Violence against women is a widespread and concerning issue in Guatemala, with over 700 cases counted since 2009, and authorities have done little to investigate or stop these attacks. Norma Cruz and her team provide help to women who suffer from violence and run a crisis shelter to accommodate women and children alike.