Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a Mexican journalist, feminist and human rights activist, whose reporting focuses on violence against and sexual abuse of women and children. Despite being incarcerated, brutally tortured and threatened by corrupt officials for her work, she has become a leader of the freedom of expression and human rights movement in Mexico. She is also the author of a number of books of which Los Demonios del Edén/Monsters in Eden (Grijalbo, 2005) and Memorias de una Infamia/Memoirs of an Outrage (Debate, 2008) caused a national furore, while Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking (Portobello, 2013) has appeared in many languages throughout the world. She has received numerous international awards for her journalism, including the Civil Courage Prize, the Wallenberg Medal, the Olof Palme Prize, the Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Award for Women and Children’s Rights and the Hrant Dink Award.