Guatemala

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

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Harrassment, threats and attempt on the life of Lesbia Artola

Lesbia Artola Organization Regional CCDA Coordinator in Alta Verapaz and member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Death threats, Attempt on life, Harassment THE FACTS – On Monday, June 26th at 11:30 am, in the Nuevo Centro community, a meeting was held in which Lesbia Artola […]

4 July 2017

Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, Just Associates (JASS), Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, International Protection, the Urgent Action Fund, Bread for the World and the International Peace Brigades (PBI), in coordination with organizations in Mexico, the Andean Region and the Latin American South, held the Regional Gathering of Defenders of the Land, […]

13 June 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Gunmen threaten Aura Lolita Chávez and CPK

Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) Activity Defence of land and territory Attacks suffered Threats FACTS – Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) suffered new attacks on June 7, 2017. Lolita Chávez has long accompanied the original Ki’che’ (Quiché) peoples in their […]

9 June 2017

Women human rights defenders gather in Guatemala

Last Thursday, May 4th, the Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (Udefegua), the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala, and IM-Defensoras, convoked a gathering of women human rights defenders in Guatemala. Our Co-Coordinators Orfe Castillo and Alejandra Burgos were present, and shared the work history and experience of […]

11 May 2017