#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Criminalization, defamation, labeling and threats against Mónica López Baltodano and Haydée Castillo

Mónica López Baltodano amd Haydée Castillo Organizations Popol Na Foundation, Las Segovias Leadership Institute Activity Women human rights defenders Attacks Criminalization, defamation, labeling, threats THE FACTS – Just as we’ve been denouncing lately in keeping with IACHR pronouncements, the campaign against social protest initiated on April 19th in Nicaragua has given rise to an aggresive criminalization […]

31 August 2018

Women defenders in the vanguard of the struggles for justice and democracy in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Defenders – On Saturday, August 3rd, in Managua and Masaya, women defenders marched together with a syndicate of health workers who had been fired in reprisal for attending demonstrations as victims of repression. During the week, they also participated in encampments along with journalists, groups seeking freedom for political prisoners, persons […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Criminalization of feminist defender Jennifer Brown, of Bluefields

Jennifer Brown Activity Feminist human rights defender Attacks Criminalization THE FACTS – At 5:15 pm on Thursday, August 23rd, agents of the National Police appeared at Jennifer Brown’s residence in Bluefields to hand her a subpoena for that same day at 7 pm. In response to the defender´s requirements to know the motives for the subpoena and […]

30 August 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrests of CUDJ members and other persons exercizing their right to peaceful protest in Chinandega, León, Managua, Carazo and Matagalpa

Women defenders belonging to CUDJ Organization University Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CUDJ) Activity Women human rights defenders and student leaders Attacks Arbitrary arrests THE FACTS – According to the Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IN-Defensoras), more than 50 arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders occurred on August 24th and 25th in Chinandega, León, […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Accusations, hate speech, defamation, disparagement and criminalization of women’s rights organizations in Matagalpa

Matagalpa Women’s Collective, Venancia Group and Radio Vos Activity Women’s rights. The Rght to Information and Freedom of Expression Attacks experienced Accusations, hate speech, defamation, disparagement and criminalization THE FACTS – On Monday, August 13th, defamatory and malicious information laced with hate speech was posted on a social network against the Matagalpa Womeen’s Collective, the Venancia […]

17 August 2018