Statements

IACHR grants expanded precautionary measures to 17 women human rights defenders in Nicaragua

CEJIL, IM-Defensoras, December 31, 2019. Last December 31, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decided to broaden the precautionary measures for seventeen women human rights defenders in Nicaragua in recognition of their risk situation, urging the Nicaraguan government to protect their lives and integrity and those of their families. In its resolution, the Commission […]

3 February 2020

[STATEMENT] National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras: We’re women, we´re feminists, we´re rights defenders, we’re Honduran.

Tegucigalpa, January 22, 2020 – We grieve deeply for all that is happening with the foul expulsion of migrants from this country. We know some of the women who have gone away, and we know that the rest feel desperate, anxious, humiliated and impotent when faced with the wall that has finally been erected on […]

[STATEMENT] 29N 2019 International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: In turbulent times Mesoamerican defenders sow seeds of change

Mesoamerica, November 29, 2019 – The day dawns in an Abya Yala experiencing turbulent times. In uprisings for democracy and social justice, our sisters in Chile, Colombia and Bolivia are facing brutal repression by their governments, while authoritarianism, neoliberal policies, extractivism and religious fundamentalisms sweep the region in a blatant display of racism and misogyny. […]

2 December 2019

ALERT TO THE INTERNACIONAL COMMUNITY: Today pain and rage pierce the skin of our Latin America once more

We demand an end to the violence, repression, and hate speech in the region. Our Latin America, our Abya Yala, is going through turbulent times. The repression, mutilation and disappearance of women’s bodies in Chile. The racism and religious fundamentalism leading to rapes and beatings of women wearing traditional skirts in Bolivia. The brutal murders of […]

19 November 2019

[STATEMENT] ¡Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders say NO to the attack against the Kurdish community!

“We can arrive without warning any night whatsoever,” announced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regarding a possible attack against the Kurdish community in Northeast Syria. A few hours ago international solidarity committees in Rojava called on worldwide communities and civil society organizations to engage in actions against the Turkish occupation and Kurdish ethnic cleansing this […]

11 October 2019