Sorority

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

WE CELEBRATE IMELDA’S FREEDOM!

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

SISTERHOOD / We demand justice for the murder of Rayneia Lima in Nicaragua

We hereby express our solidarity with Rayneia Lima’s family and demand justice, clarification of circumstances and identification of those responsible for her murder. #WeWantToStayAlive #StopTheImpunity

6 August 2018

NICARAGUA / WE DENOUNCE THE DISMISSAL OF HEALTH PERSONNEL FOR ATTENDING TO DEMONSTRATORS in the Oscar Danilo Rosales School Hospital (HEODRA), property of the State of León.

WE DENOUNCE THE DISMISSAL OF HEALTH PERSONNEL FOR ATTENDING TO DEMONSTRATORS in the Oscar Danilo Rosales School Hospital (HEODRA), property of the State of León. We remind the Nicaraguan government that prohibiting attention to wounded demonstrators is a human rights violation that has been denounced at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). We extend […]