Statements

[OPEN LETTER] Mexico: Release human rights defender Kenia Hernández.

OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY / IM-DEFENSORAS / FRONT LINE DEFENDERS / CIVICUS / NATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN MEXICO. On this occasion, the Observatory, IM-Defensoras, FLD, CIVICUS, and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico address you to express our deep concern about the continued criminalization and arbitrary detention […]

17 May 2022

International feminist solidarity in the face of the illegal cancellation of women’s rights supporter organizations or feminist organizations in Nicaragua.

Since 2018, at least 26 feminist organizations or that suport or work for women’s rights have been illegally closed by the government of Daniel Ortega. We stand in international feminist solidarity, and we call on the world to see Daniel Ortega for what he really is: an unpunished rapist, misogynist, corrupt, and capitalist macho man […]

22 April 2022

Colectivo 46/2 welcome the establishment of an accountability mechanism for Nicaragua during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted today during its 49th session, by 20 votes in favour, a resolution that establishes for one year a “Group of Experts on Human Rights” with a mandate to investigate and seek accountability for serious human rights violations in Nicaragua. 20 countries abstained, while 7 voted against the resolution […]

4 April 2022

HONDURAS / International Forum calls for immediate release and reparations for defenders of the Guapinol River

The International Forum for Human Rights in Honduras welcomes the granting of two injunctions on 10 February 2022 by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice in favour of the 8 defenders of the Guapinol River in Honduras; decisions that recognise the illegality of the process and declared a mistrial, resulting in the […]

14 February 2022

In turbulent times, IM-Defensoras is taking a time-out to heal and continue caring for ourselves.

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras), our national networks and articulations, and our regional teams and structures, have decided to take a breath, open spaces to heal ourselves, to renew our energies, and to honor the commitment we took on more than 11 years ago: to place care at the center of […]

1 December 2021