Guatemala

#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 […]

19 September 2018

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

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / We repudiate and demand justice for the femicide of defender and CODECA member, Juana Raymundo

Juana Raymundo Organization Campesino Development Committee (CODECA) Activity Defense of land, territory and common assets Attacks experienced Kidnapping, torture and FEMICIDE THE FACTS – Juana Raymundo was a young Ixil indigenous leader from Nebaj, a nurse and a member of CODECA and the Movement for Peoples’ Liberation. On Saturday, July 28th, her body appeared with signs […]

31 July 2018

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