#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Kidnapping, forced disappearance and torture of student leader Zayda Hernández

ZAYDA HERNÁNDEZ Organization April 19th University Movement Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Kidnapping, forced disappearance, torture THE FACTS – Last Friday, May 17th, defender Zayda Hernández was arbitrarily kidnapped near the Managua Cathederal while she was participating in a protest against the murder of political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin. On Sunday afternoon, May 19th, […]

21 May 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary arrest and intimidation of defenders of territory and natural assets of Azacualpa

Karen Yajaira Trigueros, Gledy Rodríguez and Suyapa Trigueros Activity Defense of land, territory and natural assets Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, intimidation THE FACTS – On Saturday afternoon, May 11th, agents of the Police Investigations Agency in Santa Rosa de Copan arbitrarily detained seven members of the Azacualpa community belonging to the Copán Union, including women defenders […]

16 May 2019


On Saturday afternoon, May 4, Francia Márquez, an eminent Afrodescendant human rights defender in Colombia, was subjected to an attempt on her life in the rural town of Santander de Quilichao in the northern part of the Cauca region Francia Márquez was with other community leaders when several armed men burst into the place where […]

7 May 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Death threats against Rosalina Domínguez, territorial defender and COPINH member

Rosalina Domínguez Organization COPINH Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attacks experienced Death threats THE FACTS – According to information obtained by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, defender Rosalina Domínguez and other COPINH members have been subjected to constant threats and intimidation since Monday, April 29th. These attacks have […]

Stand in solidaity with Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan #WHRD

On 24 April 2019 Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan woman human rights defender was hospitalized as a result of a violent assault by a group of police officers in Naguru, Kampala District, Uganda. The human rights defender, who is seven months pregnant, was attacked while she was trying to obtain permission to organize a peaceful protest […]

3 May 2019