Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Femicide of Juana Ramírez Santiago, defender of the rights of the Network of Ixil Women

Juana Ramírez Santiago Organization Network of Ixil Women (ASOREMI) Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced FEMICIDE THE FACTS – At 6 pm on Friday, September 21st, 56 year-old Juana Ramírez Santiago, midwife and member of the Board of Directors of the Network of Ixil Women, was assassinated with a firearm in Xolanay, near Nebaj, Quiché, when she […]

25 September 2018

GUATEMALA / People have the right to protest!

Mesoamerica, September 18th, 2018 – Ever since the revocation of the CICIG mandate by the Guatemalan government last August 31st, we of IM-Defensoras have been increasingly concerned about the way in which this has produced a rise in the repression and constraint of people’s right to peaceful protest through a major military police deployment throughout the […]

19 September 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Assailants attack LGBTI rights defender Stacy Velázquez during protest over CICIG mandate revocation

Stacy Velázquez Organization Latin American and Caribbean Transgender Network (REDLACTRANS) Activity LGBTI rights Attacks experienced Physical attacks THE FACTS – Last Wednesday, September 12th, Stacy Veláquez, the National Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Transgender People (REDLACTRANS) in Guatemala, was physically attacked during a peaceful demonstration called by the student movement and other […]

PRONOUNCEMENT / We condemn the revocation of the CICIG mandate and demand guarantees for the security and rights of the persons, rights defenders and organizations affected

READ/DOWNLOAD PRONOUNCEMENT  Mesoamérica, September 5, 2018 – IM-Defensoras and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala heartily condemn and reject the decision of the Guatemalan government, announced on Friday, August 31st, to revoke the 2006 mandate issued by the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). We also denounce and express our […]

7 September 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Sexual harassment, threats, detention and attempt on freedom of expression of journalist Rolanda de Jesús García

Rolanda de Jesús García Activity The right to information Attacks experienced Intimidation, threats, insults, sexual harassment, detention and attempt on freedom of expression. THE FACTS – On Monday, August 20th, the journalist Rolanda de Jesús García, in the company of members of the Community Development Council (COCODE), was documenting illegal logging on the banks of the […]

24 August 2018