Iris Argentina

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Defender killed by security agents in violent, illegal eviction

Iris Argentina Álvarez Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Murder THE FACTS – Defender Iris Argentina Álvarez was killed today, April 2, by private security agents of the La Grecia Sugar Mill. Her murder took place during a violent, illegal eviction in the Los Chanchos section of Marcovia, Choluteca. Community witnesses report that National Police officers […]

3 April 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police arbitrarily arrest defender Evelyn Castillo on pretext of Covid-19 emergency

Evelyn Castillo Organization Ojojona Women’s Network Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – At 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, March 24, the police arbitrarily arrested Evelyn Johana Castillo, Assistant Coordinator of the Ojojona Women’s Network and member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, as she was returning from buying […]

31 March 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Activist Aleyda Huete arbitrarily arrested and criminalized during Covid-19 curfew

Aleyda Huete Organization Bastión del sur (Southern Bastion) Activity Social, economic and political rights THE FACTS – On Tuesday morning, March 17, National Police agents arbitrarily arrested defender Aleyda Huete in her home and took her to the offices of the Choluteca Police Bureau of Investigations. A few hours later, a judge released her on […]

19 March 2020

Informational newsletter, January 31, 2020: Honduran Network develops Seminar for Analysis of National Situation

“The reconstruction of history shows that women have only made social conquests when and where there have been conscious women struggling and taking the lead in these conquests.” On Wednesday, January 29, the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras (RNDDH), developed its first Seminar for the Analysis of the National Situation, a […]

28 February 2020

Marcala speaks out against extractivism and declares the town free of mining and power plants

“It is the cry of nature, the tears of the forest that keep us here,” says member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders. National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – Last Saturday, February 15, townspeople from Marcala, La Paz, participated in the Second Open Environmental Town Hall Meeting, in […]