Women Human Rights Defenders from 15 organizations meet on Yucatan Peninsula to map out security and self-care routes

Around 30 women defenders from Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo met in Merida, on July 13th and 14th to acquire instruments for the construction of comprehensive feminist protection plans. These have components of self-care along with physical and digital security that make it possible to continue the work of the defense of human rights in […]

20 July 2018

STATEMENT / National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras: Nine years of coup and resistance

National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras – For the last nine years the most basic conditions for a free, respectable life for women in Honduras have continually been dismantled, thereby affecting all the people who live in the territory and their history. For the last nine years, the few basic rights won […]

Self-Care Gathering of Guatemalan Women Human Rights Defender Network

On July 3rd and 4th, a self-care gathering was convoked by the Women Human Rights Defender Network in Guatemala. Participants included 38 Mayan, Xinca and meztiza women defenders, along with representatives from 11 regions of the country who work in different spheres of defense, including women’s rights; economic, social and cultural rights; and environmental, political […]

International Feminist Solidarity Day with Nicaragua

On Thursday, July 19, attending the call of the international feminist movement, women human rights defenders and feminist women from around the world participated through various actions in a day of solidarity with Nicaragua. The IM-Defensoras, we joined the call encouraging the participation of the national networks, spreading the call and participating in the tweet, […]


On May 15, 2018, Saudi authorities arrested at least 12 women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who were advocating for their right to drive. Currently, even though because of their efforts the prohibition preventing women from driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted, five of the detained WHRDs are still in prison and are victims of a […]

12 July 2018