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OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras urges UN and IACHR Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders to demand an end to State violence and repression in the post-electoral context in Honduras

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica January 31, 2018 – More than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), are writing to you to express our concern over the grave situation of State repression and violence and the […]

2 February 2018

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / We demand compliance with protection measures granted to Tatiana and Meyra Alemán

Tatiana and Meyra Alemán Organization “The usual suspects” Activity The right to access to justice, The rights of youth Attack experienced Non compliance with protection measures THE FACTS – Tatiana and Meyra Alemán are, respectively, the sister and mother of Daniel Alemán, a youth who was arrested on January 10, 2017, and accused of “possession of […]

30 January 2018

WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Arbitrary arrest and criminalization of María Magdalena Cuc Choc

María Magdalena Cuc Choc Organization National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala Activity Territorial defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization THE FACTS – On the afternoon of January 17th, María Magdalena Cuc Choc suffered an arbitrary arrest in the municipality of Puerto Barrios. María Magalena is a member of a family […]

24 January 2018

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Oaxaca Consortium denounces systematic pattern of attacks and impunity

OAXACA CONSORTIUM Activity Women’s human rights, The right to defend rights Attack experienced Forced entry, harrassment THE FACTS – At a press conference held on January 18th, Oaxaca Consortium, one of the founding groups of IM-Defensoras, denounced the impunity and lack of political will of the government of Oaxaca headed by Alejandro Murat with regards to […]

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Guadalupe Campanur ––defender of the environment and indigenous peoples–– killed in Cherán

Guadalupe Campanur Tapia Activity Environmental defense, Defense of indigenous peoples Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – The body of Guadalupe Campanur was found on January 16th in the municipality of Chilchota, Michoacán. The defender of the forests had been killed sometime between 36 and 48 hours beforehand. “Lupita,” a 32-year-old Purépecha indigenous woman was recognized in […]