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#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization of defenders of the territory and natural wealth of Choluteca

Marlene Pastrana, Karina Aguilar, Ancelma Escobar and Sulema Mendoza Activity Defense of territory and natural wealth Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS – On the morning of Thursday, April 11th, women defenders Marlene Pastrana, Karina Aguilar, Ancelma Escobar and Sulema Mendoza, along with their comrades Félix Pedro Pastrana, Erasmo de Jesús Pastrana, Kevin Edilberto Gómez and Noesis […]

12 April 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Defender Claudia Samayoa criminalized for fighting corruption and impunity

Claudia Samayoa Organization Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (UDEFEGUA) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS– Claudia Samayoa, a rights defender with a long, widely recognized history of struggle both nationally and internationally, and defender José Martinez, a member of Justicia Ya (Justice Now), have been the […]

26 March 2019

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Besiegement, harassment and physical attacks against Marlen Chow and Jennifer Brown

Marlen Chow and Jennifer Brown Activity Feminist activists and women human rights defenders Attacks experienced Besiegement, harassment and physical attacks THE FACTS – Marlen Chow, a feminist activist and human rights defender with a long, widely recognized history of activism has denounced harassment and besiegement by persons who have been questioning neighbors about her and her […]

25 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Sexual assault, physical attacks and threats against Nivia Vargas of ACI-Participa

Nivia Vargas Organization ACI-Participa (Association for a Participatory Citizenry) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Sexual assault, physical attacks, threats THE FACTS – Last March 8th, in a civil society protest in the southern city of Choluteca, defender Nivia Vargas was attacked by a group of approximately 30 men associated with the National Party […]

13 March 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Forced entry and theft of sensitive documentation and work equipment at offices of Women’s Sector for Political Alliance

Women’s Sector for Political Alliance Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Force entry of offices and seizure of documentation and work equipment THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, March 8th, unknown individuals broke into the headquarters of the Women’s Sector for Political Alliance and seized sensitive documentation including accounting records, and work equipment […]

12 March 2019