Meet GILDA RIVERA. Gilda is a psychologist and the founder of the Women Rights Center in Honduras. Her past work experience has included public politics and gender studies. She has been a member of the Feministas en Resistencia (FER) since the Honduran coup d’etat on June 28, 2009.
Her work with the Women’s Rights Centre focuses on the specific challenges that the post-coup d’etat political and cultural milieu poses for Honduran women. Gilda states that it is the “violence in and militarization of Honduran society [which] creates an environment that fosters all types of violations of women’s human rights.” Gilda was a participant in the Nobel Women’s Initiative 2010 International Gender Justice Dialogue event.