Guatemala

Women of the Molina Theissen family win historic sentence in Guatemala

Photo: Quimy de León In 1981, Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen was captured by the Guatemalan Army due to her social activism. After nine days of torture, she was able to escape. Taking vengeance, the Army kidnapped and disappeared her younger brother, Marco Antonio, who was 14 years old. Since then, the women of the Molina […]

29 May 2018

OPEN LETTER / We condemn the sexual abuse suffered by Mexican defender Ximena Ramos at the Summit of the Americas

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica, April 16, 2018 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) express strong condemnation of the sexual abuse perpetrated against Ximena Ramos Pedrueza Ceballos, Mexican environmental defender of the Mexican Center for Environmental Rights (CEMDA) during the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Last April 12th, Ximena Ramos […]

25 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 GUATEMALA / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of María Magdalena Cuc Choc

María Magdalena Cuc Choc Organization National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Activity Territorial defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization THE FACTS – On the afternoon of January 17th, María Magdalena Cuc Choc suffered an arbitrary arrest in the municipality of Puerto Barrios. María Magalena is a member of a family […]

24 January 2018