TRAnSCENDING HATRED AND SYNDEMICS. Transfemicides of women defenders and the struggle for justice in Mesoamerica between 2020 and 2022.
The report “TRAnSCENDING HATRED AND SYNDEMICS. Transfemicides of women defenders and the struggle for justice in Mesoamerica between 2020 and 2022”, explains the alarming risk context that trans women defenders face in Mesoamerica: From 2020 to today, at least 21 trans women defenders have been victims of transfemicides in this region. Policies imposed by governments, […]
[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Berta Cáceres’ daughters and son expelled from trial held behind closed doors
On August 21, 2020, Judge Carlos Irías de León, a newcomer to the judicial process involving the murder of Berta Caceres, decided to expel her son and daughters, who were to testify against an individual implicated in her murder, David Castillo. The judge also canceled the live transmission that was to be screened on the […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]