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#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Restriction on rights to transit and information for defenders and journalists covering fire at Indio Maíz Biological Reserve

Mónica López Baltodano, PopolNa Foundation; Duyerling Ríos, Onda Local; environmentalists and journalists monitoring fire at Indio Maíz Reserve Activity Defense of environment and right to information Attack experienced Restriction on free transit and right to information THE FACTS – On the morning of Tuesday, April 10th, a delegation of 12 journalists and environmental defenders, including Mónica López […]

12 April 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras expresses concern over campaign of attacks and criminalization in Guatemala against student leader Lenina García and the University Student Association

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica, March 27, 2018 – The more than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) publicly express our repudiation and concern over the campaign of criminalization and attacks against the University Student Association […]

28 March 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Criminalization and violation of the freedom of expression of defenders of sexual and reproductive rights

Participants in “the Powerful Vulva” action Activity Sexual and reproductive rights (DDSSR) Attacks experienced Violation of the right to freedom of expression; Criminalization. THE FACTS – Last March 8th, during the commemoration of International Women’s Day, feminist activists presented a performance for the second time entitled “the Powerful Vulva,” in which they exhibited the image of […]

22 March 2018

#WHRDAlert MÉXICO / Attempted homicide of Sandra Peniche, #DSR defender in Yucatan

Sandra Peniche Quintal Organization Humanitarian Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Defense of sexual and reproductive rights Attacks experienced Attempted homicide THE FACTS – This morning, defender Sandra Peniche, the President of Humanitarian Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health based in Mérida, Yucatán, was the target of an attempted homicide when she was stabbed by […]

15 March 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Defenders attacked and denied rights to freedom of movement and protest

Nicaraguan women human rights defenders Activity The right to defend rights, Territorial defense Attacks experienced Repression of social protest and freedom of movement; Excessive use of force THE FACTS – On Wednesday, February 21st, a group of territorial defenders were on their way to a National Encampment to commemorate the 84th anniversary of the assassinaton of […]

27 February 2018