México

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of Elsa Ángeles Vera and Leyla Chávez Arteaga

Elsa Ángeles Vera and Leyla Chávez Arteaga Organization Council of Services of Comprehensive Inclusion and Human Rights; Hidalgo Academy for Education and Human Rights, respectively Activity Defense of human rights Attacks experienced Illegal arrest, criminalization THE FACTS – Last June 15th in Hidalgo, defenders Elsa Ángeles Vera and Leyla Chávez Arteaga were illegally arrested. After being […]

20 June 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-DEFENSORAS DEEPLY CONCERNED OVER STIGMATIZATION AND RE-CRIMINALIZATION OF DEFENDER NESTORA SALGADO

READ DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica June 1, 2018 – The more than a thousand defenders that make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) hereby express our grave concern over the re-criminalization, stigmatization, disparagement and defamation of the ex-Commander of the Community Police of Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, during the current electoral […]

5 June 2018

OPEN LETTER / We condemn the sexual abuse suffered by Mexican defender Ximena Ramos at the Summit of the Americas

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica, April 16, 2018 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) express strong condemnation of the sexual abuse perpetrated against Ximena Ramos Pedrueza Ceballos, Mexican environmental defender of the Mexican Center for Environmental Rights (CEMDA) during the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Last April 12th, Ximena Ramos […]

25 April 2018

#WHRDAlert MÉXICO / Attempted homicide of Sandra Peniche, #DSR defender in Yucatan

Sandra Peniche Quintal Organization Humanitarian Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Defense of sexual and reproductive rights Attacks experienced Attempted homicide THE FACTS – This morning, defender Sandra Peniche, the President of Humanitarian Services in Sexual and Reproductive Health based in Mérida, Yucatán, was the target of an attempted homicide when she was stabbed by […]

15 March 2018

Cristina Auerbach and the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization: 12 years of a commitment to human rights in mining town in Coahuila, México

Twelve years after the Pasta de Conchos tragedy that caused the death of 65 miners, IM-Defensoras and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders (RNDDHM) acknowledge the tireless work of defender Cristina Auerbach and the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization (OFPC) in their quest for truth and justice, and their commitment to workers’ rights […]

7 March 2018