Nicaragua

Michel Forst, Human Rights Rapporteur in Nicaragua; A long awaited visit

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IN-Defensoras) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, finally arrived in Nicaragua on an academic visit, invited by the Central American University (UCA) in coordination with the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and the Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights […]

19 February 2018

Second National Encounter of Women Human Rights Defenders

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – More than 90 women human rights defenders from all regions of Nicaragua converged at the Second National Encounter of Women Human Rights Defenders entitled “If you hurt one, we all react,” held in the city of Matagalpa last February 2nd and 3rd. This is the second time […]

7 February 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Smear campaign against Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano of the Anti-Canal Movement

Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano Activity Territorial defense, Defense of the right to defend rights Attack experienced Smear campaign THE FACTS – On Monday morning, December 11th, with the mediation of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), women human rights defenders Francisca Ramírez and Mónica López Baltodano publicly denounced the smear campaign to which […]

13 December 2017

#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

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT / NOVEMBER 29TH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

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