Honduras

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police forces intimidate demonstrators in San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida

Participants protest electoral fraude in San Juan Community Activity Political rights Attack experienced Intimidation, limits on right to social protest THE FACTS– On the morning of Wednesday, December 6th, military police agents burst into the San Juan Community, La Masica, Atlántida, with the obvious aim of repressing the people protesting against uncertain voting results and possible […]

11 December 2017

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT RESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN HONDURAS NOW! IMMEDIATE END TO REPRESSION! DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR VOTE!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT “The suspension of guarantees lacks all legitimacy whenever it is resorted to for the purpose of undermining the democratic system. That system establishes limits that may not be transgressed, thus ensuring that certain fundamental human rights remain permanently protected.” Inter-American Court of Human Rights Mesoamerica, December 2, 2017 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of […]

4 December 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Disturbing situation of potential violence and repression against women defenders after elections

Honduran women defenders in post-electoral context Activity Political rights Attack experienced Militarization, repression of social protest, closure of democràtic spaces THE FACTS – We of IM-Defensoras express our concern over the potential violence and repression faced by women defenders, their organizations and movements after elections in Honduras. In view of the uncertainty over results of the […]

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT / NOVEMBER 29TH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

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 HONDURAS / Intimidation of Nancy García of the Broad University Movement (MAU)

Nancy García Organization Broad University Movement (MAU) and Josefa Lastiri Collective Activity Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attack experienced Intimidation, Violent home break-in THE FACTS – Around 7 pm on Tuesday, November 14th, three armed policemen dressed in civilian clothes violently broke into the home of Student activist Nancy García. The Josefa Lastiri Collective, an […]

22 November 2017