Nicaragua

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government cancels legal status of three more feminist organizations.

Matagalpa Women’s Collective, Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and “Between Volcanos” Foundation.  Activity Women’s rights, the right to defend rights. This Thursday, August 26, the National Assembly has ratified the cancelation of 15 human rights organizations, including the Matagalpa Women’s Collective, the Oyanka Association of Jalapa Women against Violence, and the “Between Volcanos” […]

30 August 2021

[WHRDAlert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government illegally expropriates family home of Patricia Orozco, a feminist, journalist, and human rights defender now living in exile.

Patricia Orozco Activity The right to information and freedom of expression; women’s rights.  On Tuesday, August 24, the feminist, journalist, and human rights defender Patricia Orozco relied on social networks and independent news media to denounce the illegal expropriation by the Nicaraguan government of the family home where she lived for 36 years. The police […]

26 August 2021

[STATEMENT] The Nicaraguan government harasses, criminalizes, attacks, imprisons and exiles women struggling for a better country.

Right now, 10 women are imprisoned in Nicaragua for criticizing the government, raising their voices, and working to build a more just and egalitarian nation.  They are political activists, feminists, scholars, journalists, revolutionary commanders, attorneys and human rights defenders.  These women were arrested by unreasonably large police forces, their homes were violently broken into and […]

20 August 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / State conceals information and isolates women political prisoners recently arrested by National Police.

As we of IM-Defensoras denounced during the month of June and the first week of July, the Nicaraguan government has arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned a group of women human rights defenders, feminist activists, and women political leaders, as well as other government critics and candidates running in the upcoming presidential elections.  These illegal arrests have […]

9 July 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Consolidation of Police State places Nicaraguan women human rights defenders in grave risk situation.

We of IM-Defensoras are extremely concerned about the repressive upsurge in Nicaragua, which has primarily been evident in the consolidation of a Police State: a rise in campaigns of harassment, detentions, house arrests, searches, and criminalization, using unconstitutional judicial measures against comrades who are activists and women human rights defenders. We are monitoring the situation […]

10 June 2021