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#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Oaxaca Consortium denounces systematic pattern of attacks and impunity

OAXACA CONSORTIUM Activity Women’s human rights, The right to defend rights Attack experienced Forced entry, harrassment THE FACTS – At a press conference held on January 18th, Oaxaca Consortium, one of the founding groups of IM-Defensoras, denounced the impunity and lack of political will of the government of Oaxaca headed by Alejandro Murat with regards to […]

24 January 2018

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Guadalupe Campanur ––defender of the environment and indigenous peoples–– killed in Cherán

Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Activity Environmental defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – The body of Guadalupe Campanur was found on January 16th in the municipality of Chilchota, Michoacán. The defender of the forests had been killed sometime between 36 and 48 hours beforehand. “Lupita,” a 32-year-old Purépecha indigenous woman was recognized in […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Military police repress and wound Elsa Corea in the context of the National Strike

Elsa Corea Organization Lawyers Network of Southern Honduras Activity The right to access to justice Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest, Wounds THE FACTS – The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras reports that the attorney Elsa Corea was repressed with blows from a club by agents of the Military Defense […]

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Excessive force used to repress mainly women demonstrators opposing privatization of basic public services

Participants protesting privatization of public services Activity Economic rights Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest. Excessive use of force. THE FACTS – On Wednesday morning, December 20th, the Unit for the Maintenance of Order (UMO) used excessive force to repress mainly women protesters peacefully gathered outside the Presidential Palace to demand that President Salvador Sánchez […]

22 December 2017

STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico / #29November. In Mexico, an attack every day against women defenders

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day. This figure is higher than those registered for Honduras, Guatemala […]

15 December 2017