Alejandra Ancheita

Mexican Senate Recognizes Human Rights Activist Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita, founder and executive director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (Project for Economic, Cultural and Social Rights), was recognized this week by the Mexican Senate, where she discussed the urgent need to address human rights in the country. Ancheita told the Senate that torture and enforced disappearances are the country’s most serious problems and… [READ MORE]

Kailash Satyarthi, Solidarity Center Ally, Wins Nobel

Labor and human rights activist and long-time Solidarity Center ally Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee announced this morning. He shares the prestigious award with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a brutal 2012 Taliban attack for her stance on girls’ education. As a grassroots activist, Satyarthi has led the… [READ MORE]

ProDESC Founder Ancheita Wins Human Rights Award

Alejandra Ancheita, founder and executive director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (Project for Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights), today won the prestigious international Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The award recognizes her courage and tireless search over the past 15 years for new ways to advance the rights of some of the most… [READ MORE]

ProDESC Founder Ancheita Finalist for Human Rights Award

Alejandra Ancheita, founder and executive director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (Project for Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights), is one of three finalists for the prestigious international Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Ancheita, a Mexican lawyer and activist who leads the fight for the rights of vulnerable and excluded workers, migrants, communal landowners… [READ MORE]

Mexican Human Rights Lawyer: Brave Fighter for Social Justice

Alejandra Ancheita, a Mexican human rights lawyer, bravely fights for social justice and human rights in her country–following in the footsteps of her activist father, who died under questionable circumstances on her eighth birthday. She founded ProDESC, an organization that fights for economic, social and cultural rights and which is a Solidarity Center partner. Ancheita… [READ MORE]