Guatemala

Self-Care Gathering of Guatemalan Women Human Rights Defender Network

On July 3rd and 4th, a self-care gathering was convoked by the Women Human Rights Defender Network in Guatemala. Participants included 38 Mayan, Xinca and meztiza women defenders, along with representatives from 11 regions of the country who work in different spheres of defense, including women’s rights; economic, social and cultural rights; and environmental, political […]

20 July 2018

International Feminist Solidarity Day with Nicaragua

On Thursday, July 19, attending the call of the international feminist movement, women human rights defenders and feminist women from around the world participated through various actions in a day of solidarity with Nicaragua. The IM-Defensoras, we joined the call encouraging the participation of the national networks, spreading the call and participating in the tweet, […]

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