#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Agents search home of COPINH Coordinator Lilian López’s son

Lilian López Organization Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) Activity Defense of the land Attack experienced Search and seizure THE FACTS – On Wednesday morning, April 11th, two National Police agents arrived at the home of one of the sons of defender Lilian López, Coordinator of COPINH women and member of the National […]

16 April 2018


National Network of WHRD in Honduras – Defenders Eulogia García and Betty Vásquez, members of the Zacapa Women’s Network and the Santa Barbara Environmental Movement (MAS), together with the Coordinator of the Women’s Network, Sandra Bautista, have once again been subjected to threats by activists of the National Party. Last April 4th, a nationalist activist […]

12 April 2018

Gender Identity Bill presented in El Salvador

On March 22nd, the new Gender Identity Bill was presented in the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador at the iniative of the Standing Bureau for a Gender Identity Law. This proposed law, which gives gives all people in El Salvador the right to change the registry of their names in keeping with their gender identity, […]

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Restriction on rights to transit and information for defenders and journalists covering fire at Indio Maíz Biological Reserve

Mónica López Baltodano, PopolNa Foundation; Duyerling Ríos, Onda Local; environmentalists and journalists monitoring fire at Indio Maíz Reserve Activity Defense of environment and right to information Attack experienced Restriction on free transit and right to information THE FACTS – On the morning of Tuesday, April 10th, a delegation of 12 journalists and environmental defenders, including Mónica López […]

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras expresses concern over campaign of attacks and criminalization in Guatemala against student leader Lenina García and the University Student Association

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica, March 27, 2018 – The 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) publicly express our repudiation and concern over the campaign of criminalization and attacks against the University Student Association […]

28 March 2018