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

GOOD NEWS! Freedom and definitive acquittal for Lourdes Gómez and all other defenders of common assets in Guapinol

On Monday, March 4, the judge with national jurisdiction who was responsible for the criminalization of Lourdes Gómez and 11 other defenders of the commonly held goods in Guapinol, decreed their release and definitive acquittal due to the fact that neither the Prosecuting Attorney nor private parties had presented evidence of the participation of the […]

7 March 2019

SORORITY / MEXICO: Dominga is free!

On Sunday afternoon, February 17th, Dominga González was released after being unjustly imprisoned for 11 years simply for having defended the right to water in Tlanixco, State of Mexico. Lorenzo Sanchez and Marco Antonio Perez were released along with Dominga. We of IM-Defensoras celebrate this news and congratulate all the organizations and individual defenders who […]

20 February 2019

We lament the death of WHRD Caroline Mwatha in Kenya, caused by structural violence against women

We of IM-Defensoras lament the death of woman human rights defender Caroline Mwatha in Nairobi and denounce that this tragic event, whose circumstances are still to be clarified in its entirety, is a direct consequence of the structural violence that women face in Kenya and in many other places in the world. Caroline was one […]

15 February 2019


Imelda Córtez is a young Salvadoran woman, 21 years old, who has spent two years in prison accused of “attempted homicide” after she experienced an out-of hospital birth. Imelda had gotten pregnant after being subjected to sexual abuse and rape by her mother’s spouse. On Monday, December 17, 2018, a court exonerated her and decreed […]

20 December 2018