SISTERHOOD / #WHRDAlert COLOMBIA: At least six women defenders have been killed in the last four months

At least six women human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia since December 1st, 2016, the date when the implementation of the peace accords began. Emilsen Manyoma, Conpaz Network Nataly Salas, Student activist Yoryanis Isabel Bernal, Wiwa indigenous leader Yaneth Calvache, Agricultural Workers Association of Balboa, Cauca Luz Herminia Olarte, community leader Alicia López […]

7 March 2017

SORORITY / We congratulate the FCAM on its 13th anniversary

The Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM), a member organization of the IM-Defensoras Impulse Group, celebrates 13 years of feminist work in Central America by supporting groups, organizations, advocates, networks and movements working for the human rights of women and their communities. CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR COLLEAGUES! FROM THE IM-DEFENSORAS WE HUG YOU WITH ADMIRATION AND RECOGNITION, THANKING YOUR COMMITMENT […]

1 March 2017

NEWS / “La Rojita” is 3 years old!

On Wednesday, January 25th, La Red Radio-La Rojita, an internet radio station of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, celebrated its three years of existence giving voice to women human rights defenders in Honduras and accompanying their struggles with music, information, interviews, coverage and feminist sorority. We, of IM-Defensoras, thank and congratulate […]

26 January 2017

#WHRDAlert ECUADOR / Stop the repression against territorial defenders in Ecuador – Solidarity with Ecological Action

We, of IM-Defensoras, call on the government of Ecuador to guarantee the security and integrity of the human rights defenders who are opposing the Pananza-San Carlos mega-mining operation; end all forms of criminalization, harassment and militarization in the area subjected to a state of exception since last December 14th; and respect the right to defend […]

8 January 2017

Marta Sánchez Soler and Morena Herrera #WHRDs #WomenWhoInspireUs

Marta Sánchez Soler, President of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, and Morena Herrera, founder of the Feminist Collective for Local Development in El Salvador, both of whom are members of IM-Defensoras, have been included by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on a list of the 100 most influential and inspiring women on the planet. For those […]

28 November 2016