#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Repression of the right to protest and the rights to free speech and movement of women human rights defenders on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Participants in March to Eliminate Violence against Women Activity The right to a life free from violence, Women’s rights Attack experienced Repression of the rights to protest, freedom of speech and freedom of movement THE FACTS – On November 25th, the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women, the Nicaraguan state security forces stopped groups of […]

1 December 2017


DOWNLOAD STATEMENT We demand that the State comply with its obligation to guarantee protection for women human rights defenders. We need the adoption of Comprehensive Feminist Protection strategies that offer optimal responses, adapted to the context and specific security needs of women defenders and their movements. Celedonia Zalazar, Metzli Sarabia, Miriam Rodríguez, Sherly Montoya, Miroslava […]

29 November 2017

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / IACHR Commissioner Denied Entrance to Nicaragua

Esmeralda Arosemena Troitiño Organization Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Activity Rights of Children and Adolescents Attack experienced Denial of entrance to country THE FACTS – On Friday, November 17th, the government of Nicaracua blocked entry to the country of Esmeralda Arosemena, IACHR Rapporteur for the Rights of Children and Adolescents. She had been invited to […]

23 November 2017

IM-Defensoras at the Dublin Platform

Between October 17th and 19th, a new session of the Dublin Platform was held, organized by Front Line Defenders. Around a hundred rights defenders from all over the world arrived at the Irish capital city to share their testimonies and experiences of struggle, risk, repression and protection with representatives of oficial mechanisms of the United […]

3 November 2017

IN-Defensoras Participates in Workshop with National Environmental Movement against Industrial Mining (MONAFMI)

The Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Defenders – A delegation of the Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders participated in a workshop last October 23rd in Juigalpa, convoked by the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policy (ISSPP) and the Humboldt Center. It formed part of the activities that were complementary to the project entitled “Generating […]

2 November 2017