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UN Rapporteur Michel Forst meets with Salvadoran defenders

On Thursday, February 8th, the UN Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, in the course of his official visit to El Salvador, joined our Co-Coordinator Alejandra Burgos; Acting Human Rights Prosecutor, Marcia Aguiluz, of CEJIL; and Alberto Brunori, representative of the UN High Commissioner, in a public forum on the Twentieth Anniversary of the […]

20 February 2018

Michel Forst, Human Rights Rapporteur in Nicaragua; A long awaited visit

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IN-Defensoras) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, finally arrived in Nicaragua on an academic visit, invited by the Central American University (UCA) in coordination with the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and the Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights […]

19 February 2018

RNDDHM members meet with UN Rapporteur

National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico – On February 5th, members of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico met with Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, in the course of his official visit to Mexico. A group of women defenders from […]

12 February 2018

Second National Encounter of Women Human Rights Defenders

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – More than 90 women human rights defenders from all regions of Nicaragua converged at the Second National Encounter of Women Human Rights Defenders entitled “If you hurt one, we all react,” held in the city of Matagalpa last February 2nd and 3rd. This is the second time […]

7 February 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras urges UN and IACHR Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders to demand an end to State violence and repression in the post-electoral context in Honduras

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica January 31, 2018 – 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), are writing to you to express our concern over the grave situation of State repression and violence and the […]

2 February 2018