Statements

[STATEMENT] Stop the repression of social protest in Honduras!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, June 5, 2019 – Last April, the National Congress of Honduras passed laws on the Restructuring and Transformation of the System of Health and Education, which resulted in the massive firing of persons and the privatization of these public services. A series of social protests and acts of pressure in defense of […]

6 June 2019

[STATEMENT] Serious infringements of the right to mobilization and social protest persist in Nicaragua

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, May 28, 2019 – The march to free political prisoners called for Sunday, May 26th, could not be held due to the large-scale deployment of security forces and paramilitary groups that suppressed and inhibited people who intended to demonstrate peacefully. This repression occurred despite previous admonitions reiterated by international human rights entities […]

29 May 2019

[STATEMENT] #SetThemFree Campaign / Nicaragua: We demand freedom for all political prisoners and an end to acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment perpetrated against them

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 – On Monday, May 20th, we received news of the release of 100 persons being held as political prisoners in Nicaragua, 8 of whom are women: Aleyda del Socorro Castro Membreño, María Adilia Peralta Cerrato, Jeysi Junieth Lagos, Yamileth del Carmen Gutiérrez Moncada, Tania Verónica Muñoz Pavón, Kenia María […]

22 May 2019

[STATEMENT] National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras backs defender Reina Rivera Joya

Tegucigalpa. M.D.C, May 15, 2019 – We of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras wish to publicly announce our backing for Reina Rivera Joya, a defender of the human rights of women who has gained credibility and inspired the confidence of persons both nationally and internationally with her long history of […]

17 May 2019

Being a woman defender in México means running high risks on a daily basis

RNDDHM expressed concern to UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, and UN Women’s representative in Mexico, Belén Sanz, over the critical situation of women defenders. Mexico, April 9, 2019. On April 6th, members of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM) expressed their concern to Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human […]

30 April 2019