Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Defenders condemns agression against defender of environmental and women’s rights Luisa Centeno

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – Taking cowardly advantage of the anonymity offered by most social networks, unknown persons opened a facebook page on August 22nd that describes Luisa as a “nefarious, a rat” and makes other slanderous remarks against her, accusing her of creating facebook pages under other names to attack the ruling party. […]

13 September 2017


The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – Three hours have gone by since ATIC agents initiated a procedure known as a luminol test in the apartment of Mirtha Gutiérrez, a defender belonging to the UNAH student moviment. The test is purportedly simed at solving an alleged homicide that occurred in the room […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary arrest with excessive use of force against UNAH students

Zuly Rodríguez, Suset Vásquez, Jenny Bonilla and Brenda Miranda Organization University Student Movement (MEU), UNAH Activity Cultural, social and economic rights (DESC) Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, September 8th, a large military police contingent went into the campus of the National Autonomous […]

12 September 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Update. Prosecution persists against housing right defenders

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup amd Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán Organization National Coordinating Agency for People in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (CONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attack experienced Judicial prosecution THE FACTS – As we stated in our #WHRDAlert on March 5, 2017, Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup, and Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán were […]

10 September 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization, defamation and stigmatization of Dinia Yasmin Sarmiento Suárez and Suany Ibeth Sánchez Argueta

Dinia Yasmin Sarmiento Suárez and Suany Ibeth Sánchez Argueta Organization Palos Verdes Associative Campesino Enterprise Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Criminalization, Defamation and Stigmatization THE FACTS – On Tuesday, September 5th, while Dinia Yasmin Sarmiento Suárez and Suany Ibeth Sánchez Argueta were returning home from their work of picking African palm fruit and were about to […]