[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants threaten and assault women defenders of CLADEM Jalisco.

Members of Jalisco’s Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM) experienced on November 25th and December 9th two highly serious attacks that placed their lives and personal integrity at risk.  On November 25, 2021, as we celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, one of our […]

16 December 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Feminist activist killed in armed attack at Guaymas, Sonora government offices, as she participated in a peaceful November 25th demonstration.

Marisol Cuadras Organization Feminists of the Sea Collective    Marisol Cuadras, a young, 18-year-old feminist activist who was participating in a peaceful demonstration along with the Feminists of the Sea Collective on the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, was hit by gunshots from a group of assassins attacking government offices in Guayma, […]

29 November 2021
Defensora Irma Galindo Mexico

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Defender Irma Galindo has been disappeared since October 27th

Defender Irma Galindo disappeared on October 27, 2021; it was the last day people close to her knew of her whereabouts. On October 29th, she was supposed to attend a meeting in Mexico City of the Government Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, but she never arrived.   The defender had been fending for […]

11 November 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Asunción Gómez Sánchez arbitrarily arrested and criminalized for defending land and life of dignity

[UPDATE] After arbitrarily detaining her and depriving her of liberty for more than two years, judge decree acquittal of charges and freedom for Asunción Gómez Sánchez. Since October 19, 2019, human rights defender Asunción Gómez Sánchez has been illegally deprived of her freedom in the State Center for Social Reinsertion (CERSS) Number 14, El Amate […]

2 November 2021

[Joint Statement] Mexico: Harassment of journalists and migrant rights defenders in Chiapas

The signatory organisations express their deep concern over and the persistent climate of hostility and the recent increase in violence against migrants, journalists, and migrant rights defenders in the south east of Mexico. Human rights groups, journalists and organisations, particularly in the state of Chiapas and Tabasco, have faced a new wave of harassment by […]

20 September 2021