Statements

In turbulent times, IM-Defensoras is taking a time-out to heal and continue caring for ourselves.

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), our national networks and articulations, and our regional teams and structures, have decided to take a breath, open spaces to heal ourselves, to renew our energies, and to honor the commitment we took on more than 11 years ago: to place care at the center of […]

1 December 2021

Today more than ever, we must care for ourselves collectively and heal together

This 29 November, worldwide we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day. We recognize the legacy of our ancestors and honor the contributions of women who every day raise their voices against injustice and build alternatives for a dignified life.   Being a woman human rights defender is extremely challenging in a world where patriarchal and […]

Women Human Rights Defenders and Communities in Struggle in the Context of the Elections in Honduras

Position of the WHRD networks and articulations that make up IM-Defensoras In a context of territorial dispossession, terror, and repression imposed by the narco-dictatorship that governs the country, a new election process will take place on 28 November. The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and all the networks, articulations, and organizations […]

24 November 2021

We denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights in El Salvador.

We -and several other women human rights defenders from Latin America and Europe-, are very concerned about the situation in El Salvador. We are witnessing progressive human rights deterioration. Authoritarianism consolidates and hate speeches proliferate against those who exercise their right to inform and defend human rights.  Documented facts represent examples of this:  The President’s attempt to […]

29 September 2021

[Joint Statement] Mexico: Harassment of journalists and migrant rights defenders in Chiapas

The signatory organisations express their deep concern over and the persistent climate of hostility and the recent increase in violence against migrants, journalists, and migrant rights defenders in the south east of Mexico. Human rights groups, journalists and organisations, particularly in the state of Chiapas and Tabasco, have faced a new wave of harassment by […]

20 September 2021