María Ligia Chaverra (featured in the video above)
She is a human rights defender in the Afro-Colombian community from Curbaradó River Basin, Las Camelias Humanitarian Zone who is facing threats from both sides of the armed conflict.
A land rights leader, she has faced intimidation and harassment by armed groups, as well as constantly facing risk of displacement from the Colombian state and military.
By establishing Humanitarian Zones, María and other land rights leaders have been able to denounce such attacks and the theft used to displace communities.
Watch the video to learn more about María and the humanitarian zones of the Curbaradó and Jiguamiando basins.