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Civil society organizations in the region reject the capture of the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General’s Office in El Salvador and warn that the principle of separation of powers in the country is being affected.

Latin America, May 4, 2021 – The undersigned civil society organizations, committed to the defense of the rule of law, human rights and democracy in Latin America, strongly reject the decisions adopted on May 1 by the Salvadoran Congress to arbitrarily remove from office the judges and alternate judges of the Constitutional Chamber of the […]

5 May 2021

[Urgent Alert] DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / Repeated attacks on encampment of the “Movement for the decriminalization of pregnancy termination on 3 grounds”

In the early morning hours of April 20th in the Dominican Republic after the First National Assembly was held, women defenders of sexual and reproductive rights of the “Three Grounds Movement” were brutally dislodged by agents of the National Police.   The actions took place on their encampment set up outside the National Palace, where security […]

23 April 2021

We demand a March 8th free from repression and patriarchal violence!

PHOTO: Rosario Ochoa For several decades on March 8th, millions of women and feminists around the world have confirmed the strength of our voices joined together. We have mobilized in plazas and other public spaces to assert our determination to transform a world in crisis that imposes patriarchal, racist, capitalist and colonial violence and exploitation […]

7 March 2021

[STATEMENT] National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity with our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET,” and the Uganda National NGO Forum makes an urgent call to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing their work.

December 18th, 2020 – National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity to our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET”. We require the government to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing human rights defenders in Uganda by adopting restrictive laws to jeopardize their right to defend human rights. On December 10, 2020, […]

18 December 2020

Letter from mesoamerican women defenders to Marisela Escobedo

Dear Marisela, ten years after the brutal murder that took your life and left us without a human rights defender who knew how to go up against power, we write these lines to you with an aching heart and a renewed demand for justice for you and all mothers searching for their disappeared daughters, struggling […]