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GOOD NEWS! Freedom and definitive acquittal for Lourdes Gómez and all other defenders of common assets in Guapinol

On Monday, March 4, the judge with national jurisdiction who was responsible for the criminalization of Lourdes Gómez and 11 other defenders of the commonly held goods in Guapinol, decreed their release and definitive acquittal due to the fact that neither the Prosecuting Attorney nor private parties had presented evidence of the participation of the […]

7 March 2019

IM-Defensoras organizes Advocacy Week for Women Defenders at 40th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Between February 25th and March 1st, we worked with ISHR, Amnesty, AWID, JASS, and the Urgent Action Fund in organizing the Advocacy Week for Women Defenders at the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During the week, a group of women defenders and feminists from Palestine, Poland, Thailand, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Uganda, […]

STATEMENT / Doing #FeministJusticeForBerta three years after her seed was sown

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  Mesoamerica, March 2, 2019 – On the night of March 2, 2016, some tried to put out her light, hush her rebellious words, and vanquish the fighting spirit of our comrade Berta Cáceres. They paid no attention to the fact that Berta, a Lenca indigenous woman, feminist defender of territory and the rights […]

2 March 2019

SORORITY / MEXICO: Dominga is free!

On Sunday afternoon, February 17th, Dominga González was released after being unjustly imprisoned for 11 years simply for having defended the right to water in Tlanixco, State of Mexico. Lorenzo Sanchez and Marco Antonio Perez were released along with Dominga. We of IM-Defensoras celebrate this news and congratulate all the organizations and individual defenders who […]

20 February 2019

We lament the death of WHRD Caroline Mwatha in Kenya, caused by structural violence against women

We of IM-Defensoras lament the death of woman human rights defender Caroline Mwatha in Nairobi and denounce that this tragic event, whose circumstances are still to be clarified in its entirety, is a direct consequence of the structural violence that women face in Kenya and in many other places in the world. Caroline was one […]

15 February 2019