Statements

[STATEMENT] National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity with our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET,” and the Uganda National NGO Forum makes an urgent call to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing their work.

December 18th, 2020 – National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity to our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET”. We require the government to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing human rights defenders in Uganda by adopting restrictive laws to jeopardize their right to defend human rights. On December 10, 2020, […]

18 December 2020

STATEMENT November 29 2020, International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders “Facing the Crisis: United and Stronger”

2020, who would have thought that we would live such a complex time in our lives, our struggles, and our territories. The pandemic shook a world already sick from capitalism, racism, and patriarchy, and forced us into confinement, to respond to new emergencies, increasing uncertainty, fear, also grief.  All the same, Mesoamerican Women Human Rights […]

29 November 2020

Costa Rica: International organisations call for an end to violence and impunity against indigenous human rights defenders

In March last year, indigenous leader Sergio Rojas was killed at his home after being shot 15 times. This brutal attack drew international attention and condemnation. Last week, the State of Costa Rica, typically considered a human rights leader within the hemisphere, unexpectedly announced that they would be closing the case and archiving all the […]

6 October 2020

Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate those who oppose the current government’s policies. During the […]

18 September 2020
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Press Release: “Their Lives are Our Lives”

A Campaign to Support COPINH and OFRANEH The campaign starts on 6 July and includes a week of urgent action More than 100 organizations from around the world will demand that the State of Honduras stop the attacks against COPINH and OFRANEH Human rights defenders and public figures will join the Campaign to support COPINH […]

7 July 2020