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[STATEMENT] National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity with our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET,” and the Uganda National NGO Forum makes an urgent call to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing their work.

December 18th, 2020 – National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity to our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET”. We require the government to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing human rights defenders in Uganda by adopting restrictive laws to jeopardize their right to defend human rights. On December 10, 2020, […]

18 December 2020

Letter from mesoamerican women defenders to Marisela Escobedo

Dear Marisela, ten years after the brutal murder that took your life and left us without a human rights defender who knew how to go up against power, we write these lines to you with an aching heart and a renewed demand for justice for you and all mothers searching for their disappeared daughters, struggling […]

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Anti-rights aggressors break car window, paint slogans and throw eggs and fire bomb at the home of Ariadne Song in state of Quintana Roo.

Ariadne Song Anguas Organization Feminist Network of Quintana Roo. Activity Sexual and reproductive rights; women’s right to a life free from violence.  THE FACTS – Last week, unidentified anti-rights assailants appeared outside the residence of defender Ariadne Song in the city of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, where they broke a window on her car, painted slogans, […]

15 December 2020

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Threats against defender and member of Feminist Artisans Collective due to her support for case against gender violence in Antigua

Alejandra Hernández  Organization  Colectiva Feminista Artesanas (Feminist Artisans Collective) of Antigua, Guatemala Activity Women’s rights; the right to a life free from violence  THE FACTS – As of last December 2nd, after the publication in social networks by the Feminist Artisans Collective of a denunciation against an alleged  woman abuser and assailant, messages began to […]

14 December 2020

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Assailant physically attacks journalist from Revista RUDA and denigrates her feminist activism as she covers protests in Guatemala City

Jovanna García Activity The rights to information and freedom of expression THE FACTS – On Saturday afternoon, November 28th an individual supposedly participating in an anti-government demonstration in Guatemala City hit journalist Jovanna García with an iron pole and defamed her, calling her an “infiltrated feminist.”   Jovanna, who works with the magazine, Revista Ruda, was […]

30 November 2020