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#WHRDAlertHONDURAS / Stop the repression associated with the National Strike against electoral fraude

In the context of the  National Strike called by the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship to reject the electoral fraude perpetrated last November 26th, in which the re-election of current president Juan Orlando Hernández was imposed: We demand that the government of Honduras guarantee the legítimate right to protest of the Honduran people, as well as the security and integrity […]

24 January 2018

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Excessive force used to repress mainly women demonstrators opposing privatization of basic public services

Participants protesting privatization of public services Activity Economic rights Attack experienced Repression of the right to protest. Excessive use of force. THE FACTS – On Wednesday morning, December 20th, the Unit for the Maintenance of Order (UMO) used excessive force to repress mainly women protesters peacefully gathered outside the Presidential Palace to demand that President Salvador Sánchez […]

22 December 2017

STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico / #29November. In Mexico, an attack every day against women defenders

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day. This figure is higher than those registered for Honduras, Guatemala […]

15 December 2017

STATEMENT by National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras / Defending in order to Live and Live Well. November 29th. International Women Defender Day

Defending in order to Live and Live Well November 29th. International Women Defender Day The women human rights defenders in Honduras would love to send you all greetings full of happiness, struggle and energy on a day like today in windy November. Nevertheless, the patriarchal, capitalista system that has turned Honduras into a territory of […]

National Women Defenders Network in Guatemala grows and consolidates work in 14 areas of the country

Last November, an important gathering of women defenders took place in Guatemala City, where a consensus was reached on the establishment of a new structure and guidelines of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. During 2017, the Network’s main objective was to strengthen the group and work on the definition of […]