El Salvador

STATEMENT / November 29th – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT On November 29th, the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders and all those who work for the Human Rights of Women, we, of the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), made up of more than 750 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México and Nicaragua, recognize the important work done […]

5 December 2016

Marta Sánchez Soler and Morena Herrera #WHRDs #WomenWhoInspireUs

Marta Sánchez Soler, President of the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, and Morena Herrera, founder of the Feminist Collective for Local Development in El Salvador, both of whom are members of IM-Defensoras, have been included by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on a list of the 100 most influential and inspiring women on the planet. For those […]

28 November 2016

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras Supports Caravan of Central American Mothers Searching for their Disappeared Sons and Daughters

DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica, November 22, 2016 – One more year, and this makes twelve, that the Caravan of Central American Mothers Searching for their Disappeared Sons and Daughters have come to Mexico City to continue their tireless search for their sons and daughters. Backed by the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, the caravan will leave its […]

23 November 2016

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Preventive detention for defender Wendy Morales despite lack of evidence against her

Wendy Morales is a human rights difender with more than eight years of experience working for the rights of indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, women, children, and young people in El Salvador. On Monday, September 5, at around 8:30 pm, four police agents appeared at Wendy’s house. After interrogating her parents for more than an hour, first […]

14 September 2016

STATEMENT / IM-Defensoras celebrates acquittal in case criminalizing Salvadoran women rights defender Sonia Sánchez

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT The verdict should be seen as a legal precedent in other cases involving the criminalization of women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica, August 29, 2016 – The 750 women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México and Nicaragua, who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), […]

29 August 2016