Laicism in defense of our rights

Nicaraguan Initiative of WHRD – Information, knowledge and critical reflection are important elements for those who engage in the activities of women human rights defenders; thus, around 30 women defenders from Matagalpa, Estelí, Pantasma, Jalapa, Condega, Jinotega, Ciudad Darío and Managua, came together on the morning of June 26th in the auditorium of the Guanuca […]

17 July 2017

Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, Just Associates (JASS), Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, International Protection, the Urgent Action Fund, Bread for the World and the International Peace Brigades (PBI), in coordination with organizations in Mexico, the Andean Region and the Latin American South, held the Regional Gathering of Defenders of the Land, […]

13 June 2017

Aydil Urbina, yet another defender attacked by National Police

The Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders reports that the defender and lawyer Aydil Urbina Noguera was illegally arrested for a little over two and a half days and subjected to cruel treatment by the National Police. On Thursday morning, May 11, 2017, Aydil, along with representatives of the Women’s Network against Violence and […]

15 May 2017

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest, excessive use of force and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against Aydil del Carmen Urbina Noguera

Aydil del Carmen Urbina Noguera Organization FUNDECOM Activity Economic, social and cultural rights (DESC) Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 7th, defender Aydil del Carmen Urbina Noguera, a defense lawyer for FUNDECOM, denounced the extreme violence used by National […]

12 May 2017

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Attempt against son of anti-canal leader Francisca Ramírez

FRANCISCA RAMÍREZ Organization National Council for the Defense of our Land, Lake and Sovereignty Activity Territorial and environmental defense Attack experienced Attempt on son’s life THE FACTS – Around 4 pm last April 23rd, Maynor López Ramírez, the son of the Coordinator of the National Council for the Defense of our Land, Lake and Sovereignty, Francisca Ramírez, […]

28 April 2017