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 […]

IM-Defensoras at the Dublin Platform

Between October 17th and 19th, a new session of the Dublin Platform was held, organized by Front Line Defenders. Around a hundred rights defenders from all over the world arrived at the Irish capital city to share their testimonies and experiences of struggle, risk, repression and protection with representatives of oficial mechanisms of the United […]

PRESS RELEASE / More than 180 international organizations denounce surge in repression against women human rights defenders in Honduras

In response to a call sent out by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, more than 180 organizations from 15 countries, together with regional and international groupings, signed an open letter denouncing the escalation in repression, criminalization and threats against women […]

Roundtable on Right to Defend Human Rights presents bill for defender protection with comprehensive, gender-based perspective

OnTuesday, October 31st, in commemoration of National Human Rights Defender Day, the Roundtable on the Right to Defend Human Rights held a press conference to expose the situation faced by defenders working for the construction of a just, equitable and solidary society through compliance with human rights in El Salvador. Participants included the Salvadoran Network […]