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#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Smear campaign against Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano of the Anti-Canal Movement

Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano Activity Territorial defense, Defense of the right to defend rights Attack experienced Smear campaign THE FACTS – On Monday morning, December 11th, with the mediation of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), women human rights defenders Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano publicly denounced the smear campaign to which […]

13 December 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police forces intimidate demonstrators in San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida

Participants protest electoral fraude in San Juan Community Activity Political rights Attack experienced Intimidation, limits on right to social protest THE FACTS– On the morning of Wednesday, December 6th, military police agents burst into the San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida, with the obvious aim of repressing the people protesting against uncertain voting results and possible […]

11 December 2017

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT RESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN HONDURAS NOW! IMMEDIATE END TO REPRESSION! DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR VOTE!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT “The suspension of guarantees lacks all legitimacy whenever it is resorted to for the purpose of undermining the democratic system. That system establishes limits that may not be transgressed, thus ensuring that certain fundamental human rights remain permanently protected.” Inter-American Court of Human Rights Mesoamerica, December 2, 2017 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of […]

4 December 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Disturbing situation of potential violence and repression against women defenders after elections

Honduran women defenders in post-electoral context Activity Political rights Attack experienced Militarization, repression of social protest, closure of democràtic spaces THE FACTS – We of IM-Defensoras express our concern over the potential violence and repression faced by women defenders, their organizations and movements after elections in Honduras. In view of the uncertainty over results of the […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Repression of the right to protest and the rights to free speech and movement of women human rights defenders on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Participants in March to Eliminate Violence against Women Activity The right to a life free from violence, Women’s rights Attack experienced Repression of the rights to protest, freedom of speech and freedom of movement THE FACTS – On November 25th, the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women, the Nicaraguan state security forces stopped groups of […]

1 December 2017