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IM-Defensoras Driving Group meets in Guatemala

Between October 24 and 26th, Lake Atitlán in Guatemala was the site of the annual meeting and second in-person meeting held this year of the IM-Defensoras Driving Group. The focus of the meeting attended by 18 comrades was the continuation of the process of strengthening national networks, groups, and new members in this IMD space […]

12 November 2018

Mesoamerican women defenders speak out at Human Rights Defenders World Summit

Between October 29th and 31st, the Human Rights Defenders World Summit took place in Paris, with the presence and participation of several members of IM-Defensoras, including regional defenders Lolita Chávez (Guatemala), Míriam Miranda (Honduras), Vilma Nuñez (Nicaragua), Andrea Ayala (El Salvador), Yésica Esparza (Mexico), Suani Isabel Martinez Vásquez (Honduras), Verónica Reyna (El Salvador), Claudia Samayoa […]

Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 – Pronouncement of Session on Women Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 Pronouncement of Session on Women Human Rights Defenders1 We who have participated in the Session on Women Human Rights Defenders wish to state in this space that 20 years after the approval of the Declaration and 5 years after passage of the Resolution on the protection of women defenders, […]

6 November 2018

STATEMENT / IM-Defensoras stand in solidarity with COPINH and the family of Berta Cáceres in denouncing the judicial farce and regime of impunity regarding her political femicide

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT Mesoamerica, October 29, 2018 – The Mesoamerican women defenders who make up IM-Defensoras declare ourselves in rebellion and raise our voices in solidarity with the Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations in Honduras (COPINH) and the family of our companion Berta Cáceres in denouncing the numerous irregularities that make a deliberate farce of […]

30 October 2018

STATEMENT / The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras hereby denounces the campaign of disparagement, criminalization and racism promoted by extractive companies

The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras hereby expresses the following to the national and international community: 1. We emphatically repudiate the campaigns of disparagement, criminalization, racism, stigmatization and threats in the social networks and news media by extractive companies and persons linked to their projects of death and plunder, as well […]

22 October 2018