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#WHRDAlert COLOMBIA / Assailants kill María del Pilar Hurtado, defender of the right to decent housing

On Friday, June 21, the Colombian rights defender, María del Pilar Hurtado was shot and killed in Tierralta, Córdoba. She had received threats due to her work in defense of the right to adequate housing. According to information provided by INDEPAZ, at least 702 social leaders and human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia […]

25 June 2019

ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF COLOMBIAN DEFENDER FRANCIA MÁRQUEZ, GOLDMAN PRIZE WINNER 2018

On Saturday afternoon, May 4, Francia Márquez, an eminent Afrodescendant human rights defender in Colombia, was subjected to an attempt on her life in the rural town of Santander de Quilichao in the northern part of the Cauca region Francia Márquez was with other community leaders when several armed men burst into the place where […]

7 May 2019

Stand in solidaity with Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan #WHRD

On 24 April 2019 Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan woman human rights defender was hospitalized as a result of a violent assault by a group of police officers in Naguru, Kampala District, Uganda. The human rights defender, who is seven months pregnant, was attacked while she was trying to obtain permission to organize a peaceful protest […]

3 May 2019

NASRIN SOTOUDEH: We demand her release!

Nasrin Sotoudeh is an outstandian Iranian human rights attorney. She has been condemned to spend 38 years in prison and and to receive 148 lashes due to the work she does in defense of women’s rights and against legislation in Iran to compel use of the hijab. We of IM-Defensoras condemn her criminalization and join […]

15 March 2019