El Salvador

[PRESS RELEASE] Attacks against women defenders on the rise: another Mesoamerican epidemic

Preliminary data from the report by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders not only indicates that attacks against women defenders have doubled between 2015 and 2018, but that this continuous violence increase seems to have set a trend. 

5 March 2020


This morning the National Assembly of Nicaragua arbitrarily cancelled the legal status of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and Hagamos Democracia (Let’s Make Democracy), two organizations with a long, widely recognized history, 30 and 23 years respectively, of working for human rights in the country. Yesterday it did the same thing with the […]

13 December 2018

PRESS RELEASE / More than 180 international organizations denounce surge in repression against women human rights defenders in Honduras

In response to a call sent out by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, more than 180 organizations from 15 countries, together with regional and international groupings, signed an open letter denouncing the escalation in repression, criminalization and threats against women […]

3 November 2017

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Repression, Arbitrary Arrest and Criminalization of Women Territorial Defenders of the New Ebenezer Campesino Associative Enterprise

Sindy Ramos, Vilma Rosa, Deysi Rosa, Elsy Rosa, Kenia Rosa and Raquel Méndez Organization New Ebenezer Campesino Associative Enterprise Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Excessive use of force, Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – At around 11 am on Monday, October 23rd, anti-riot police and members of the Honduran Army began a violent evacuation of campesinas and campesinos organized […]

25 October 2017

#WHRDAlert CATALONIA / Repression of the right to self-determination of the Catalan people

Women defenders of the right to self-determination of the people of Catalonia Activity: Defense of the people’s right to self-determination, democracy and freedom of expression Attack experienced: Excessive use of force, attack on freedom of expression THE FACTS – On Sunday, October 1st, the autonomous government of the Catalan people called for a referendum to exercise the […]

4 October 2017