Guatemala

OPEN LETTER / TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA: WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE ADOLESCENT WOMEN DIED IN THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION SAFE HOME

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica, March 2017 PUBLIC LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE ADOLESCENT WOMEN DIED IN THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION SAFE HOME Mr. / Mrs. AMBASSADOR OF GUATEMALA We are writing to you as women human rights defenders who are appalled, outraged and extremely concerned about the terrible […]

17 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Mistreatment, Sexual exploitation, Extrajudicial execution and femicide against The Interns of the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home

The Interns of the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home Activity The right to a life free of violence Attacks experienced Mistreatment, Sexual exploitation, Extrajudicial execution, FEMICIDE FACTS – On the morning of March 8th, a fire broke out in the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in San José Pinula, Guatemala; at least 38 […]

11 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Criminalization and excessive use of force in evicting housing rights defenders

Aura Margarita Valenzuela, María Magdalena Zarat and Mariela Álvarez Organization National Coordinating Body for Peoples in Marginalized Areas of Guatemala (CONAPAMG) Activity The right to housing Attacks experienced Excessive use of force, Criminalization FACTS – On the morning of Friday, February 3rd, an eviction notice was delivered to more than 100 families living in the […]

5 March 2017

Berta didn’t die, she multiplied…

On Thursday, March 2nd, one year after the murder of our comrade Berta Cáceres, many organizations and people all over the planet responded to the call sent out by COPINH and joined in the unanimous demand for justice and the celebration of a legacy of feminist struggle in defense of the territory, life, and dignity […]

4 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Article censored on smear campaign against CICIG

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN GUATEMALA Activity The right to information Attacks experienced Censorship, Infringement of freedoms of expression and information FACTS – A group of journalists who practice their profession in Guatemala has condemned the censorship of an article by the reporter Sofía Menchú that had already gone to press. “The ambush of Iván Velazquez” should […]

3 March 2017