Pronouncements

Today more than ever, we must care for ourselves collectively and heal together

This 29 November, worldwide we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day. We recognize the legacy of our ancestors and honor the contributions of women who every day raise their voices against injustice and build alternatives for a dignified life.   Being a woman human rights defender is extremely challenging in a world where patriarchal and […]

1 December 2021

Women Human Rights Defenders and Communities in Struggle in the Context of the Elections in Honduras

Position of the WHRD networks and articulations that make up IM-Defensoras In a context of territorial dispossession, terror, and repression imposed by the narco-dictatorship that governs the country, a new election process will take place on 28 November. The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and all the networks, articulations, and organizations […]

24 November 2021

[Joint Statement] Mexico: Harassment of journalists and migrant rights defenders in Chiapas

The signatory organisations express their deep concern over and the persistent climate of hostility and the recent increase in violence against migrants, journalists, and migrant rights defenders in the south east of Mexico. Human rights groups, journalists and organisations, particularly in the state of Chiapas and Tabasco, have faced a new wave of harassment by […]

20 September 2021

[STATEMENT] The Nicaraguan government harasses, criminalizes, attacks, imprisons and exiles women struggling for a better country.

Right now, 10 women are imprisoned in Nicaragua for criticizing the government, raising their voices, and working to build a more just and egalitarian nation.  They are political activists, feminists, scholars, journalists, revolutionary commanders, attorneys and human rights defenders.  These women were arrested by unreasonably large police forces, their homes were violently broken into and […]

20 August 2021

More than 60 Civil society organisations denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights situation in El Salvador

Human rights organisations express concern regarding the deterioration of the human rights situation, consolidation of authoritarian rule and hate speech against human rights defenders, organisations and media in El Salvador. The deteriorating human rights situation is a result of President Nayib Bukele and his party’s abuse of power, as well as the ongoing dismantling of […]

18 August 2021