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Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 – Pronouncement of Session on Women Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 Pronouncement of Session on Women Human Rights Defenders1 We who have participated in the Session on Women Human Rights Defenders wish to state in this space that 20 years after the approval of the Declaration and 5 years after passage of the Resolution on the protection of women defenders, […]

6 November 2018

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Break-in at home of defender and social communicator Norma Sancir

Norma Sancir Organization Ch’orti’ New Day Indigenous Campesino Organizations Activity Community rights, Territorial defense, Right to information, Freedom of expression Attacks experienced Home break-in and robbery THE FACTS – Norma Sancir is a journalist, social communicator and human rights defender of the Ch’orti’ people in Chiquimula. In the early morning hours of November 1st, unknown persons […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Criminalization, excessive use of force, and paramilitary violence against women defenders of water in the Guapinol encampment

Women defenders of water in Guapinol Organization Municipal Committee in Defense of the Public, Common Goods in Tocoa, Colón Activity Defense of common goods Attacks experienced Criminalization, Excessive use of force, Paramilitary violence THE FACTS – Last Saturday, October 27th, a miitary police contingent of 1,500 troops bearing high-calibre weapons violently and wrongfully evacuated the Guapinol […]

31 October 2018

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Between 20 and 25 hooded men break into cells of women political prisoners and brutally beat them

Women political prisoners Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Criminalization, judicial prosecution, torture, cruel and inhumane treatment THE FACTS – As denounced by famílies of women held political prisoners by the Nicaraguan government in the context of the social and political human rights crisis experienced since last April 19th in the country, on Friday, October […]

STATEMENT / IM-Defensoras stand in solidarity with COPINH and the family of Berta Cáceres in denouncing the judicial farce and regime of impunity regarding her political femicide

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT Mesoamerica, October 29, 2018 – The Mesoamerican women defenders who make up IM-Defensoras declare ourselves in rebellion and raise our voices in solidarity with the Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations in Honduras (COPINH) and the family of our companion Berta Cáceres in denouncing the numerous irregularities that make a deliberate farce of […]

30 October 2018