Statements

[STATEMENT] 29N 2019 International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: In turbulent times Mesoamerican defenders sow seeds of change

Mesoamerica, November 29, 2019 – The day dawns in an Abya Yala experiencing turbulent times. In uprisings for democracy and social justice, our sisters in Chile, Colombia and Bolivia are facing brutal repression by their governments, while authoritarianism, neoliberal policies, extractivism and religious fundamentalisms sweep the region in a blatant display of racism and misogyny. […]

2 December 2019

ALERT TO THE INTERNACIONAL COMMUNITY: Today pain and rage pierce the skin of our Latin America once more

We demand an end to the violence, repression, and hate speech in the region. Our Latin America, our Abya Yala, is going through turbulent times. The repression, mutilation and disappearance of women’s bodies in Chile. The racism and religious fundamentalism leading to rapes and beatings of women wearing traditional skirts in Bolivia. The brutal murders of […]

19 November 2019

[STATEMENT] ¡Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders say NO to the attack against the Kurdish community!

“We can arrive without warning any night whatsoever,” announced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regarding a possible attack against the Kurdish community in Northeast Syria. A few hours ago international solidarity committees in Rojava called on worldwide communities and civil society organizations to engage in actions against the Turkish occupation and Kurdish ethnic cleansing this […]

11 October 2019

[STATEMENT] Disturbing risk situation of women human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico

Mesoamerica, August 2, 2019 – We of the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico hereby express our concern over the serious situation of violence and risk faced by women human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico and the negligence and apparent inability […]

5 August 2019

[STATEMENT] National and international organizations condemn acts of repression against girls, boys, teenagers and young people protesting in Honduras

The Americas, July 22, 2019. In the face of recent acts of repression in Honduras, such as the abusive use of tear gas, physical attacks and arrests victimizing under-age persons, we, the undersigned organizations, condemn the continuation of the indiscriminate use of force by the armed services of Honduras and make a resounding call on […]

31 July 2019