[MEXICO] WHRDs from 12 states meet to strengthen daily activities of Network of Women Defenders in Mexico

During the month of June, the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM) held two meetings with its own members and allies working to fortify daily activities. From June 20th to June 22nd, the Seminar for Comprehensive Feminist Protection was held in Mexico City to reflect on the best way to build […]

28 June 2019

#WHRDAlert COLOMBIA / Assailants kill María del Pilar Hurtado, defender of the right to decent housing

On Friday, June 21, the Colombian rights defender, María del Pilar Hurtado was shot and killed in Tierralta, Córdoba. She had received threats due to her work in defense of the right to adequate housing. According to information provided by INDEPAZ, at least 702 social leaders and human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia […]

25 June 2019

#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Government represses demonstrators: At least two dead and dozens wounded, mainly by firearms

In the context of recent protests over the privatization of public health and education, crowds of men and women continue to take to the streets of Honduras. They are repudiating the government, which they also accuse of being repressive, corrupt, and in league with organized crime. In response, the government has sent the National Preventive […]

20 June 2019

[STATEMENT] The government of Nicaragua intends to give a false closure to the serious political and human rights crisis, but there are still political prisoners and repression and violence continue by the police, paramilitary forces and political operators

Latin America, June 19, 2019 –Tuesday, June 18th marked the end of the period in which the Nicaraguan government had promised to release all political prisoners detained in the context of the political and human rights crisis that the country has gone through since April 2018. Yet records show that more than 84 people are […]