Pronouncements

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

STATEMENT National Network for Women Human Rights in México / Yndira Raped by Agents of the State

On October 26th, the National Network for Women Human Rights in México (RNDDHM) issued a públic statement condemning the campaign orchestrated by the government of Guerrero to undermine claims of torture presented by the women’s rights defender Yndira Sandoval Sánchez. The Network reports that last September 16th, Yndira was illegally deprived of her freedom and […]

3 November 2017

STATEMENT by National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico: Justice Denied Four Years after Assassination of Rocío Mesino

Last October 19th, the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico isssued a statement denouncing ongoing impunity in the murder of the defender of campesino communities, Rocío Mesino, on October 19th, 2013, in Atoyac, Guerrero. According to the Network, the Attorney General of the state of Guerrero has denied access to justice for […]

OPEN LETTER / Repression and criminalization worsens against social movements and women human rights defenders in Honduras

READ / DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER CALL TO ACTION Mesoamerica, October 5th, 2017 – Nineteen months after the unpunished murder of Berta Cáceres, we, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) – representing more than 800 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras, […]

5 October 2017

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Defenders condemns agression against defender of environmental and women’s rights Luisa Centeno

Nicaraguan Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders – Taking cowardly advantage of the anonymity offered by most social networks, unknown persons opened a facebook page on August 22nd that describes Luisa as a “nefarious, a rat” and makes other slanderous remarks against her, accusing her of creating facebook pages under other names to attack the ruling party. […]

13 September 2017