Pronouncements

[STATEMENT] A step towards justice for Berta: hope for Mesoamerican women human rights defenders.

After five years awaiting justice in the assassination of our sister Berta Cáceres Flores, today July 5th, 2021, we are celebrating in the streets, on social media, in the courts and in our communities. Thanks to the tireless struggle of Berta’s family and COPINH, one of the co-authors of this atrocious assassination will finally have […]

5 July 2021

We demand a March 8th free from repression and patriarchal violence!

PHOTO: Rosario Ochoa For several decades on March 8th, millions of women and feminists around the world have confirmed the strength of our voices joined together. We have mobilized in plazas and other public spaces to assert our determination to transform a world in crisis that imposes patriarchal, racist, capitalist and colonial violence and exploitation […]

7 March 2021

STATEMENT November 29 2020, International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders “Facing the Crisis: United and Stronger”

2020, who would have thought that we would live such a complex time in our lives, our struggles, and our territories. The pandemic shook a world already sick from capitalism, racism, and patriarchy, and forced us into confinement, to respond to new emergencies, increasing uncertainty, fear, also grief.  All the same, Mesoamerican Women Human Rights […]

29 November 2020

Costa Rica: International organisations call for an end to violence and impunity against indigenous human rights defenders

In March last year, indigenous leader Sergio Rojas was killed at his home after being shot 15 times. This brutal attack drew international attention and condemnation. Last week, the State of Costa Rica, typically considered a human rights leader within the hemisphere, unexpectedly announced that they would be closing the case and archiving all the […]

6 October 2020

Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate those who oppose the current government’s policies. During the […]

18 September 2020