Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: January to March 2023 – Preliminary monthly data

During the first quarter of 2023 we registered 1,028 attacks against 274 women defenders One woman defender was assassinated: Marleni del Carmen Reyes, a Salvadoran defender of the right to a life free from violence. 703 of these attacks took place in the context of collective actions; 289 were attacks against individual defenders and 36 […]

1 June 2023

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / In Celaya, Guanajuato, assailants kill Teresa Magueyal, a searching mother of the collective, A Promise to Keep.

Yesterday, May 2nd, defender Teresa Magueyal was shot and killed in the town of San Miguel Octopan, located in the northeastern area of the municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato. Teresa, who belongs to the A Promise to Keep Collective, had been searching for her son José Luis Apaseo Magueyal since he disappeared on April 6, 2020 […]

26 May 2023

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Searching Mothers of the Sabuesos Guerreras Collective are surveilled and tracked in Culiacán, Sinaloa

Last May 3, the searching mothers, María Isabel Cruz Bernal and Belinda Aguilar, both members of the collective searching for disappeared persons, Sabuesos Guerreras (Women Warrior Bloodhounds), detected the presence of two youngmotorcyclists outside their respective homes making calls and registering their entrances and exits. The surveillance and trackingby these individualsheightened, and on Sunday May […]

11 May 2023

[WHRDAlert] HONDURAS / OFRANEH’s Ancestral House of Health burned down in Garifuna community of San Juan

Last April 18th, the Ancestral House of Health of OFRANEH was burned to the ground in the San Juan Garifuna community.  Unknown persons set fire to the House, reducing to ashes the belongings and objects found there. This act of violence constitutes a direct attack on the life and health of the Garifuna community.  The […]

24 April 2023

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Feminist portal SemMéxico hacked; receives threats and intimidating messages

On Tuesday, April 18, hackers attacked the news portal SemMé, whose informative work is the defense and promotion of the rights of women from a feminist perspective.   SemMéxico charges that a threatening message to the website’s journalists and collaborators was left by software pirates with the apparent religious and nationalist connotations of conservative anti-rights groups.  […]