Statements

STATEMENT / As feminist movements of Latin America and the Caribbean we demand an immediate end to the criminalization of the feminist movement and of social movements in Nicaragua

December 13, 2018 The undersigned feminist networks and organizations denounce and reject the constant attacks of the Nicaraguan government on feminists and human rights defenders in the country. For months the political and human rights crisis has been growing deeper, raising the levels of violence and social disintegration in the country. The activists face intimidation, […]

14 December 2018

STATEMENT / IM-DEFENSORAS DENOUNCES THE ILLEGAL EXPULSION FROM NICARAGUA OF NICARAGUAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AND CITIZEN ANA QUIRÓS

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, November 28, 2018 – On Monday, November 26th, after entering the offices of the Ministry of Migration and Alien Affairs (DGME) of Nicaragua in response to a previous subpoena, the Nicaraguan feminist and human rights defender, Ana Quirós, was illegally detained and subsequently expelled from the country, then taken to Costa Rican […]

29 November 2018

NOVEMBER 29TH STATEMENT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: Seeds of Change Defenders Confront Death Policies

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  NOVEMBER 29TH STATEMENT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS Seeds of Change Defenders Confront Death Policies Mesoamerica, November 29th, 2018 – Juana Ramírez, Dina Puente, Leslie Ann Pamela Montenegro, Juana Raymundo, María Guadalupe Hernández and Guadalupe Campanur are the names of women human rights defenders who have been killed in 2018 in […]

MANIFESTO #WHRDSeedsOfChange

“Women defenders are our sentinels who fight for freedom, equality, and justice. If their names resound far beyond their own countries, it is because their courage, commitment and selflessness have inspired thousands around the world. They epitomize the countless defenders who, in the glare of the spotlight or in the anonymity of their struggles, have […]

25 November 2018

STATEMENT / IM-Defensoras stand in solidarity with COPINH and the family of Berta Cáceres in denouncing the judicial farce and regime of impunity regarding her political femicide

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT Mesoamerica, October 29, 2018 – The Mesoamerican women defenders who make up IM-Defensoras declare ourselves in rebellion and raise our voices in solidarity with the Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations in Honduras (COPINH) and the family of our companion Berta Cáceres in denouncing the numerous irregularities that make a deliberate farce of […]

30 October 2018