#TBT: 7 Latina Activists Who Fought for Change


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In the face of injustice, there have been those brave enough to stand up and demand change—even if it meant their own lives were in danger. The following seven Latinas were such warriors, fighting for the rights of the people of their country, and beyond. Thank you.

María Elena Moyano

Afro-Peruana Maria Elena Moyano was an activist and community organizer, who was president of the Federacion Popular de Mujeres de Villa El Salvador (Fepomuves). She fought for the rights of women and the poor in Peru. Moyano was tragically assassinated by the guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso, in 1992, but her legacy lives on.
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