Human Rights Champions

Our human rights champions lend their voices and support to the Stand Up campaign. They all share a commitment to speaking out and standing up for the human rights of others. Let their stories inspire and move you to act.


Laura Zúñiga Cáceres

Human rights activist, Honduras

Laura Zúñiga Cáceres is the daughter of Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, who was murdered in her home in March 2016. Laura is a member of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), a group her mother founded. She continues the fight for the local environment through protests and awareness-raising of multinational corporations involvement in alleged pollution of indigenous land.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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