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[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Death threats, harassment, and intimidation against Greace Lugo

Defender Greace Ivonne Lugo Vargas has been the victim of death threats, harassment, and intimidation due to her active participation in the Attention to Disabled Persons Act consultation process, which took place in San Luis Potosí, in November of 2021. The process has not incorporated any of the observations that Greace made as a representative […]

26 January 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Assailants kill journalist María de Lourdes Maldonado López in Tijuana, Baja California.

On January 21, 2022, the journalist María de Lourdes Maldonado López was murdered around 7 o’clock in the evening, local time, in the city of Tijuana.  At the time, Lourdes was inside her automobile, parked outside her home.  The journalist covered issues of politics and corruption in Tijuana. Given that she had previously been the […]

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Feminist political prisoners face torture and abuse.

Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona and Tamara Dávila. Activity Feminist activists, socio-political rights. Feminist activists Ana Margarita Vijil, Dora María Téllez, Suyen Barahona, and Tamara Dávila have been imprisoned since last June, when they were violently arrested. All of them experience freedom deprivation and violation of their human rights in conditions which, […]

17 December 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants threaten and assault women defenders of CLADEM Jalisco.

Members of Jalisco’s Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM) experienced on November 25th and December 9th two highly serious attacks that placed their lives and personal integrity at risk.  On November 25, 2021, as we celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, one of our […]

16 December 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Feminist activist killed in armed attack at Guaymas, Sonora government offices, as she participated in a peaceful November 25th demonstration.

Marisol Cuadras Organization Feminists of the Sea Collective    Marisol Cuadras, a young, 18-year-old feminist activist who was participating in a peaceful demonstration along with the Feminists of the Sea Collective on the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, was hit by gunshots from a group of assassins attacking government offices in Guayma, […]

29 November 2021