Statements

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras urges UN and IACHR Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders to demand an end to State violence and repression in the post-electoral context in Honduras

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica January 31, 2018 – More than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), are writing to you to express our concern over the grave situation of State repression and violence and the […]

2 February 2018

STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico / #29November. In Mexico, an attack every day against women defenders

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day. This figure is higher than those registered for Honduras, Guatemala […]

15 December 2017

STATEMENT by National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras / Defending in order to Live and Live Well. November 29th. International Women Defender Day

Defending in order to Live and Live Well November 29th. International Women Defender Day The women human rights defenders in Honduras would love to send you all greetings full of happiness, struggle and energy on a day like today in windy November. Nevertheless, the patriarchal, capitalista system that has turned Honduras into a territory of […]

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT RESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN HONDURAS NOW! IMMEDIATE END TO REPRESSION! DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR VOTE!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT “The suspension of guarantees lacks all legitimacy whenever it is resorted to for the purpose of undermining the democratic system. That system establishes limits that may not be transgressed, thus ensuring that certain fundamental human rights remain permanently protected.” Inter-American Court of Human Rights Mesoamerica, December 2, 2017 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of […]

4 December 2017

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT / NOVEMBER 29TH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT We demand that the State comply with its obligation to guarantee protection for women human rights defenders. We need the adoption of Comprehensive Feminist Protection strategies that offer optimal responses, adapted to the context and specific security needs of women defenders and their movements. Celedonia Zalazar, Metzli Sarabia, Miriam Rodríguez, Sherly Montoya, Miroslava […]

29 November 2017