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 […]
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, […]
#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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to Luchadoras TV on 5 years of building the transforming power of women’s voices; seeking and presenting new examples that break with gender stereotypes; and visibilizing the struggles of women human rights defenders in Mexico and Central America. THANK YOU SO MUCH!