[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Ivette Saavedra criminalized, harassed and threatened for defending protected natural area in State of Mexico

Ivette Araceli Saavedra Iturbide Organization Movement in Defense of the Axotlán Lagoon Activity Defense of land, territory and environment THE FACTS – Territorial defender Ivette Saavedra is facing criminalization, harassment and threats for defending the protected natural area of the Axotlán Lagoon, which belongs to the Lake Zumpango Sanctuary in the State of Mexico; the […]

23 November 2020

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Persecution, threats, physical and virtual aggression, and property damage against feminist activists in state of Sonora.

Andrea Sánchez Martínez and Thalía Carolina Salazar Activity Sexual and reproductive rights; the rights of women and children THE FACTS – Defenders Andrea Sánchez and Thalía Carolina Salazar, along with other feminist activists and collectives in the state of Sonora, are facing numerous attacks with different levels of frequency and severity for expressing their opposition […]

17 November 2020

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / With harassment, police persecution and numerous restrictions on the performance of her work, authorities have violated Marisol Balladares’ right to inform on the situation of persons stricken by Hurricane Eta.

Marisol Balladares Blanco Actividad The rights to information and freedom of expression THE FACTS – Last November 8th, the journalist and lawyer Marisol Balladares Blanco, accompanied by her cameraman  Fernando Duvan Rivera, left Managua for the Caribbean Coast with the intention of giving  journalistic coverage and fostering humanitarian aid to persons hard hit by Hurricane […]

16 November 2020

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Assailants send death threat and seek to intimidate environmentalist Teresa Roldán by setting fires next to her family home in Querétaro

Teresa Roldán  Organization Asociación de Ambientalistas del Centro (Central Environmental Association) Activity Defense of land, territory and environment THE FACTS – On Friday, November 6th, in the municipality of Corregidora, state of Querétaro, unknown persons threw a letter into the residence of environmental defender  Teresa Roldán; it contained death threats against her and her family […]


[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Cancún municipal police use firearms to repress feminist protest demanding justice for the feminicide of young Bianca Alejandrina Lorenzana Alvarado, and to repress journalists covering the protest

Feminist activists, women human rights defenders, journalists and family members of Bianca Alexis  Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations; the right to freedom of expression; the right to a life free from violence THE FACTS – On Monday afternoon, November 9th, local Cancún police of the Benito Juárez municipality fired on women journalists, […]

12 November 2020