México

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Break-in and robbery at home of defenders Janahuy and Cristina Paredes Lachino

Janahuy and Cristina Paredes Lachino Organization Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Mexico Activity Defense of the right to memory, truth and justice Attacks experienced Breaking and entering, Robbery THE FACTS – Last February 15th, in broad daylight, members of the Single Police Command of the federal government violently broke into the home […]

22 February 2018

RNDDHM members meet with UN Rapporteur

National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico – On February 5th, members of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico met with Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, in the course of his official visit to Mexico. A group of women defenders from […]

12 February 2018

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Oaxaca Consortium denounces systematic pattern of attacks and impunity

OAXACA CONSORTIUM Activity Women’s human rights, The right to defend rights Attack experienced Forced entry, harrassment THE FACTS – At a press conference held on January 18th, Oaxaca Consortium, one of the founding groups of IM-Defensoras, denounced the impunity and lack of political will of the government of Oaxaca headed by Alejandro Murat with regards to […]

24 January 2018

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Guadalupe Campanur ––defender of the environment and indigenous peoples–– killed in Cherán

Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Activity Environmental defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – The body of Guadalupe Campanur was found on January 16th in the municipality of Chilchota, Michoacán. The defender of the forests had been killed sometime between 36 and 48 hours beforehand. “Lupita,” a 32-year-old Purépecha indigenous woman was recognized in […]

STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico / #29November. In Mexico, an attack every day against women defenders

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day. This figure is higher than those registered for Honduras, Guatemala […]

15 December 2017