#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Murder of Celedonia Zalazar: community judge and defender of indigenous territory on Caribbean Coast

Celedonia Zalazar Point Activity Community judge, territorial defender Attack experienced Homicide THE FACTS – Around 6:30 pm on Friday September 8th, the community judge Celedonia Zalazar Point was killed along with her husband, Tito José González Bendles, at home in the Tungla community in the Prinzu Awala territory of the Prinzapolka municipality. They had apparently received […]

19 September 2017

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Defenders condemns agression against defender of environmental and women’s rights Luisa Centeno

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – Taking cowardly advantage of the anonymity offered by most social networks, unknown persons opened a facebook page on August 22nd that describes Luisa as a “nefarious, a rat” and makes other slanderous remarks against her, accusing her of creating facebook pages under other names to attack the ruling party. […]

13 September 2017

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Criminalization of Workers’ Rights Defenders at Sae Technotex

Luz Eveling Urbina, Ivon del Carmen Miranda, Olga Blandón and other workers at the Sae Technotex company Activity Workers’ rights Attack experienced Criminalization THE FACTS – On June 27, 2016 The National Police violently repressed and arrested a group of workers at the Technotex comany, who were demanding the reinstatement of union leaders and better […]

3 August 2017

NICARAGUA: Charges Dropped against Defender Aydil Urbina

The Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – Friday, July 28th. Felicita Laínez, defender and Coordinator of the Foundation for Community Development, FUNDECOM, shared the following news: “On July 26th, 2017, the First Local Criminal Court Judge of the legal system issued an order resolving the acquittal of Aydil Urbina based on Article 76, […]

2 August 2017

NICARAGUA: Demanding equal rights, with LGBTIQ pride

According to the Nicaraguan Initiative for Women Human Rights Defenders, the march demanding the right to be and live in public as you wish ––a parade of colors, music and enthusiasm celebrating our sexual diversity with pride–– is the fruit of many years of struggle and resistance. On the afternoon of June 28th, Nicaragua celebrated […]

17 July 2017