Pronouncements

OPEN LETTER / IM-DEFENSORAS DEEPLY CONCERNED OVER STIGMATIZATION AND RE-CRIMINALIZATION OF DEFENDER NESTORA SALGADO

READ DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica June 1, 2018 – The more than a thousand defenders that make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) hereby express our grave concern over the re-criminalization, stigmatization, disparagement and defamation of the ex-Commander of the Community Police of Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, during the current electoral […]

5 June 2018

#SOSNicaragua We demand effective compliance by the Nicaraguan government with the recommendations adopted by the IACHR and end its campaign of repression against the civilian population and withdraw the protection and impunity given to paramilitary groups

We express our strongest condemnation and repudiation of the acts of violence and repression that took place on May 30th in the April Mothers March. According to the CENIDH, these were perpetrated by the government. As of now, there are 11 deaths amd more than 70 wounded in Managua, Estelí and Masaya. We demand that […]

4 June 2018

OPEN LETTER / We condemn the sexual abuse suffered by Mexican defender Ximena Ramos at the Summit of the Americas

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica, April 16, 2018 – The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) express strong condemnation of the sexual abuse perpetrated against Ximena Ramos Pedrueza Ceballos, Mexican environmental defender of the Mexican Center for Environmental Rights (CEMDA) during the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Last April 12th, Ximena Ramos […]

25 April 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras expresses concern over campaign of attacks and criminalization in Guatemala against student leader Lenina García and the University Student Association

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica, March 27, 2018 – The more than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) publicly express our repudiation and concern over the campaign of criminalization and attacks against the University Student Association […]

28 March 2018

OPEN LETTER / IM-DEFENSORAS CONDEMNS EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION OF MARIELLE FRANCO IN BRASIL

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  IM-DEFENSORAS CONDEMNS EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION OF MARIELLE FRANCO IN BRASIL WE DEMAND ELUCIDATION OF ALL MATERIAL AND INTELLECTUAL RESPONSIBILITIES ENTAILED IN THE CRIME Mesoamerica, March 21, 2018 – The more than a thousand women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua who make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women […]

22 March 2018