#SOSNicaragua We demand effective compliance by the Nicaraguan government with the recommendations adopted by the IACHR and end its campaign of repression against the civilian population and withdraw the protection and impunity given to paramilitary groups

We express our strongest condemnation and repudiation of the acts of violence and repression that took place on May 30th in the April Mothers March. According to the CENIDH, these were perpetrated by the government. As of now, there are 11 deaths amd more than 70 wounded in Managua, Estelí and Masaya. We demand that […]

4 June 2018

Women of the Molina Theissen family win historic sentence in Guatemala

Photo: Quimy de León In 1981, Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen was captured by the Guatemalan Army due to her social activism. After nine days of torture, she was able to escape. Taking vengeance, the Army kidnapped and disappeared her younger brother, Marco Antonio, who was 14 years old. Since then, the women of the Molina […]

29 May 2018

Gender Identity Bill presented in El Salvador

On March 22nd, the new Gender Identity Bill was presented in the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador at the iniative of the Standing Bureau for a Gender Identity Law. This proposed law, which gives gives all people in El Salvador the right to change the registry of their names in keeping with their gender identity, […]

12 April 2018

#WHRDAlert BRAZIL / Assailants kill Marielle Franco, feminist and defender of the rights of Afrodescendant peoples

Marielle Franco Activity The rights of women and peoples of African descent Attack exerienced POLITICAL ASSASSINATION THE FACTS – On Wednesday, March 14, Marielle Franco was shot to death while she was riding in a car through downtown Rio de Janeiro. All indications suggest that the attack, in which the person driving the car was also […]

19 March 2018

Cristina Auerbach and the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization: 12 years of a commitment to human rights in mining town in Coahuila, México

Twelve years after the Pasta de Conchos tragedy that caused the death of 65 miners, IM-Defensoras and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders (RNDDHM) acknowledge the tireless work of defender Cristina Auerbach and the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization (OFPC) in their quest for truth and justice, and their commitment to workers’ rights […]

7 March 2018