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OPEN LETTER / Repression and criminalization worsens against social movements and women human rights defenders in Honduras

READ / DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER CALL TO ACTION Mesoamerica, October 5th, 2017 – Nineteen months after the unpunished murder of Berta Cáceres, we, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) – representing more than 800 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras, […]

5 October 2017

#WHRDAlert CATALONIA / Repression of the right to self-determination of the Catalan people

Women defenders of the right to self-determination of the people of Catalonia Activity: Defense of the people’s right to self-determination, democracy and freedom of expression Attack experienced: Excessive use of force, attack on freedom of expression THE FACTS – On Sunday, October 1st, the autonomous government of the Catalan people called for a referendum to exercise the […]

4 October 2017

CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF HONDURAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Since June 2017, IM-Defensoras has produced 14 Urgent Alerts about attacks against women human rights defenders, their organizations and communities. Most of these are perpetrated by State agents, including excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions and/or criminal charges. This escalation of violence undermines citizen participation. From October 4th-10th, join us in a coordinated call to action at the Honduran Embassy in your country to […]

28 September 2017

HONDURAS / NEW ATTEMPT AGAINST SAFETY OF MIRTHA GUTIÉRREZ

The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – Three hours have gone by since ATIC agents initiated a procedure known as a luminol test in the apartment of Mirtha Gutiérrez, a defender belonging to the UNAH student moviment. The test is purportedly simed at solving an alleged homicide that occurred in the room […]

13 September 2017

MEXICO / National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico denounces intimidation and harassment against defender Jaqueline Campbell

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mexico, August 25, 2017 Issue: We denounce the intimidation and harassment of defender Jaqueline Campbell Rubén Ignacio Moreira Valdez Governor of Coahuila Víctor Zamora Rodríguez Interior Secretary of Coahuila Homero Ramos Gloria Attorney General of Coahuila Hugo Gutiérrez Rodríguez General Coordinato of ‘Fuerza Coahuila’ José Luis Chapa Reséndiz State Security Commissioner Last […]

5 September 2017