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STATEMENT National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico / #29November. In Mexico, an attack every day against women defenders

Mexico is the most violent country for women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica. From 2013 to 2016, that is to say, during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, a total of 1, 360 attacks against women defenders occurred, an average of one a day. This figure is higher than those registered for Honduras, Guatemala […]

15 December 2017

National Women Defenders Network in Guatemala grows and consolidates work in 14 areas of the country

Last November, an important gathering of women defenders took place in Guatemala City, where a consensus was reached on the establishment of a new structure and guidelines of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala. During 2017, the Network’s main objective was to strengthen the group and work on the definition of […]

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT RESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN HONDURAS NOW! IMMEDIATE END TO REPRESSION! DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR VOTE!

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT “The suspension of guarantees lacks all legitimacy whenever it is resorted to for the purpose of undermining the democratic system. That system establishes limits that may not be transgressed, thus ensuring that certain fundamental human rights remain permanently protected.” Inter-American Court of Human Rights Mesoamerica, December 2, 2017 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of […]

4 December 2017

IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT / NOVEMBER 29TH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

DOWNLOAD STATEMENT We demand that the State comply with its obligation to guarantee protection for women human rights defenders. We need the adoption of Comprehensive Feminist Protection strategies that offer optimal responses, adapted to the context and specific security needs of women defenders and their movements. Celedonia Zalazar, Metzli Sarabia, Miriam Rodríguez, Sherly Montoya, Miroslava […]

29 November 2017

IM-Defensoras, AWID, Feminist Collective, Oaxaca Consortium, FCAM, JASS and UDEFEGUA to attend Fourteenth Feminist Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean

On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of November, the Fourteenth Feminist Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean (EFLAC) will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is a space for discussion and meeting on the diverse expressions of the feminist movement in Latin America and the Caribbean, oriented towards strengthening democracy in Latin America through […]

22 November 2017