[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Daniel Ortega intensifies terror policy on the 4th anniversary of April 18th social uprising: 156 attacks against women defenders in just 10 days.

Since April 10, 2022, we of IM-Defensoras have registered 156 attacks against women human rights defenders in Nicaragua. Of these, 147 have been personal attacks against defenders and the other 9 have been against organizations that defend the rights of women or are run by women defenders. This upswing in attacks has occurred in the […]

21 April 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Defender Angélica Armentera Quintero disappeared since March 10th after searching for her son

Defender Angélica Janeth Armentera Quintero of the “Mothers Searching in Sonora” Collective, disappeared last March 10, 2022, in Cajeme, Sonora, after going on the search for her 19-year-old son Yahir Caro. Yahir is a victim of forced disappearance.  Her family members suppose that she received a telephone call concerning the whereabouts of her disappeared son […]

21 March 2022

[WHRD Alert] MÉXICO / Assailants kill human rights defender Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes in Tijuana, Baja California.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, the activist attorney Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes was murdered in her home in the Terrazas de la Presa neighborhood in Tijuana. The alleged assailants entered her residence and attacked her as well as her husband, a professor at the Tijuana Technological Institute.  According to reports in the news media, police […]

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan government cancels yet another feminist organization: the March 8th Collective

The March 8th Collective Activity: The rights of women, adolescents, and girls On Thursday, March 17th, the National Assembly of Nicaragua, in response to a motion made by legislators of the ruling party, canceled the legal standing of 25 more organizations, including the feminist March 8th Collective.  As part of a pattern similar to that […]

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / ​​Local and state police forces repress women and girls during the 8M march in Morelia, Michoacán.

On March 8, 2022 at least 13 women, including 5 underage girls were arbitrarily arrested in Morelia, Michoacán. The aggression was reported by local news media,  journalists, and demonstrators and documented by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico.   It is important to note that during the march, police forces used […]

11 March 2022