Marielle Franco fought for marginalized groups and for a fairer Rio de Janeiro.
Marielle stood up for black women, LGBTI people, and young people. She condemned unlawful killings by police.
But then she was silenced, shot to death in her car. It's part of a pattern in Brazil, where at least 70 human rights defenders were killed in 2017. People who stand up for human rights live in constant fear.
Marielle was a young, black, bisexual woman human rights defender raised in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Despite the limited opportunities for women like her in Brazil, she obtained a master's degree in public administration and was elected onto city council in 2016. Her life was cut short. Nobody has been held accountable for her murder.
Demand justice for Marielle today.