National Women Defenders Network in Guatemala grows and consolidates work in 14 areas of the country

Last November, an important gathering of women defenders took place in Guatemala City, where a consensus was reached on the establishment of a new structure and guidelines of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. During 2017, the Network’s main objective was to strengthen the group and work on the definition of […]

15 December 2017


DOWNLOAD STATEMENT We demand that the State comply with its obligation to guarantee protection for women human rights defenders. We need the adoption of Comprehensive Feminist Protection strategies that offer optimal responses, adapted to the context and specific security needs of women defenders and their movements. Celedonia Zalazar, Metzli Sarabia, Miriam Rodríguez, Sherly Montoya, Miroslava […]

29 November 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Attempt on the life of Lilian Angélica Juárez, defender of the rights of women and indigenous peoples

Lilian Angélica Juárez Batz Organization Kaqla, Mayan Women’s Network Activity Women’s Rights and Rights of Indigenous Peoples Attack experienced Attempt on life THE FACTS – At 17:45 h. on November 8th, Lilian Angélica Juárez got into a taxi near the Guatemala City Loop, Zone 7, but never arrived at her destination. The following day, November 9th, […]

14 November 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Update. Prosecution persists against housing right defenders

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup amd Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán Organization National Coordinating Agency for People in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (CONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attack experienced Judicial prosecution THE FACTS – As we stated in our #WHRDAlert on March 5, 2017, Aura Margarita Valenzuela, Mariela Alvarez Sucup, and Maria Magdalena Zarat Cuzán were […]

10 September 2017

OPEN LETTER / Latent risk of state of siege in Guatemala following expulsion order issued by President Jimmy Morales against International Commissioner against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica August 28, 2017 – We, of the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), made up of 837 women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, share our indignation over the serious attacks and violation of constitutional guarantees perpetrated by President Jimmy Morales against Iván Velásquez, […]

30 August 2017