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[PRONOUNCEMENT] COVID-19: In the midst of this crisis, it is urgent to halt authoritarianism and defend life, care, rights and human dignity.

Mesoamerica, March 20, 2020 – For the last few days, our embraces have become words of encouragement that fade into the distance. Uncertainty and distress mar the lives of people in situations of confinement and the lives of those who can’t afford the luxury of seeking refuge because poverty and injustice are epidemics that have […]

26 March 2020

#UrgentAlert PHILLIPINES / Solidarity with Cristina Palabay, criminalized for defending Human Rights

Cristina Palabay ORGANIZATION Karapatan ACTIVITY The right to defend rights ATTACKS EXPERIENCED Criminalization; Military persecution Cristina Palabay is the Secretary General of Karapatan, an alliance of individuals, groups, and organizations that work to promote and protect human rights in the Philippines. She is one of the defenders that we met with during the Advocacy Week […]

18 March 2020

[PRESS RELEASE] Attacks against women defenders on the rise: another huge Mesoamerican epidemic

Attacks against women human rights defenders doubled in 2017-2018 as compared to 2015-2016. The data comes from the registry system of the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, the only system as of now that documents attacks against women defenders in the region. Preliminary data from the report by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women […]

5 March 2020
El Salvador

[PRESS RELEASE] Attacks against women defenders on the rise: another Mesoamerican epidemic

Preliminary data from the report by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders not only indicates that attacks against women defenders have doubled between 2015 and 2018, but that this continuous violence increase seems to have set a trend. 

We condemn the political repression against the Ayotzinapa mothers in the state of Chiapas

In an Open Letter sent on February 18, the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico and IM-Defensoras expressed our concern and indignation over the brutal attack by Chiapas State Security forces on Sunday, February 16, against parents of the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa and students of the Mactumatza Rural Teacher Training […]

28 February 2020