NASRIN SOTOUDEH: We demand her release!

Nasrin Sotoudeh is an outstandian Iranian human rights attorney. She has been condemned to spend 38 years in prison and and to receive 148 lashes due to the work she does in defense of women’s rights and against legislation in Iran to compel use of the hijab. We of IM-Defensoras condemn her criminalization and join […]

15 March 2019

We congratulate the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico, winner of Faces for Equality Award

We congratulate our sisters in the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico for winning recognition as women human rights leaders through a Faces for Equality Award granted by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Relations through Canada’s Embassy in Mexico, and we particularly congratulate women defenders Isela González, of the Sierra Madre Alliance, […]

14 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Sexual assault, physical attacks and threats against Nivia Vargas of ACI-Participa

Nivia Vargas Organization ACI-Participa (Association for a Participatory Citizenry) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Sexual assault, physical attacks, threats THE FACTS – Last March 8th, in a civil society protest in the southern city of Choluteca, defender Nivia Vargas was attacked by a group of approximately 30 men associated with the National Party […]

13 March 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Forced entry and theft of sensitive documentation and work equipment at offices of Women’s Sector for Political Alliance

Women’s Sector for Political Alliance Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Force entry of offices and seizure of documentation and work equipment THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, March 8th, unknown individuals broke into the headquarters of the Women’s Sector for Political Alliance and seized sensitive documentation including accounting records, and work equipment […]

12 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Soldiers use high-calibre arms to attack, threaten, intimidate and rob cell phones from #March 8th demonstrators in San Pedro Sula

On #March 8th women demonstrate in San Pedro Sula Organization Women for Life Forum Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Excessive use of force, repression of the rights to protest and free speech, cell phone theft THE FACTS – On Friday morning March 8th, International Women’s Day, women and children demonstrating outside the San Pedro Sula […]