PHOTO: Rosario Ochoa For several decades on March 8th, millions of women and feminists around the world have confirmed the strength of our voices joined together. We have mobilized in plazas and other public spaces to assert our determination to transform a world in crisis that imposes patriarchal, racist, capitalist and colonial violence and exploitation […]
[URGENT ALERT] HONDURAS / Arrested Garifuna rights defenders will have hearing this Sunday, March 7th: The international community demands their release.
Today, Sunday March 7th, at 8 AM in Honduras, an initial hearing will be held in the court at Trujillo, Colón, in which it will be determined whether or not Marianela Solórzano and Jennifer Solórzano, women defenders belonging to the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), will continue to be arbitrarily deprived of their freedom. Both […]
[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Stop the violence and hate speech against migrants! Regional governments must guarantee safe, humanitarian passage to the Migrant Caravan.
On Sunday, January 17th, the Guatemalan Army used violence, including a major tear gas attack, to obstruct the journey of a migrant caravan that set out from Honduras on January 15th. According to several different estimates, the caravan is made up of approximately 9,000 people, including many women, children, youth, and human rights defenders. Different […]
[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Murder of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, OFRANEH member
On Tuesday, November 24th, the lifeless body of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, 32 years of age and a member of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), was found in the Danto River in the city of Ceiba with signs indicating that she had been murdered. OFRANEH reports that “the cadaver is […]
[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Regional governments send military troops and special forces to head off and disband the migrant caravan that left Honduras on September 30.
During the past few days, the Guatemalan and Mexican governments have implemented a widespread troop deployment –including both military and special forces– in order to head off, halt, and disband the migrant caravan of around four thousand people that set out for the United States from San Pedro Sula, Honduras last Wednesday, September 30. There […]