Carlos de Jesus Baez Torres known as “Karla” was a 31 year trans-gender woman and a leading member of the Cucuta LGTBI community in the Colombian City. She was well known for her high level campaigning and commitment to the struggle for LGBTI rights in the capital of North Santander, as well as for her determination to defend the rights of transgender women in the LGTBI community at national level.
Department/Province/State:Norte de Santander
Date of Killing:01/01/2017
Gender component to killing:Evidence of gender-based and/or sexual violence
Type of Work:Community leader
Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights
More information:Frontline Defenders
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