México

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

#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 […]