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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / In the electoral context of February 28th, the Salvadoran government must guarantee the right to freely and safely inform and defend human rights and must abstain from any expression whatsoever of hate and violence against women defenders and journalists.

This Sunday, February 28th, legislative and municipal elections are scheduled in El Salvador. They will take place in an alarming situation of political violence, governmental authoritarianism, and repetitive, systematic attacks, both physical and digital, against organizations and persons engaging in their rights to free speech, to inform and to defend human rights. In addition, we […]

27 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Woman defender who was seeking justice for her daughter, one of the 56 girls victimized in the massacre at the Hogar Virgen de la Asunción, is found murdered.

María Elizabeth Ramírez Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations THE FACTS – The lifeless body of defender María Elizabeth Ramírez was found on Sunday morning, February 21, on the banks of a black-water river in Los Pinos, Esquipulas. María Elizabeth was the mother of Wendy Vividor Ramírez, one of the girls killed on […]

25 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / State illegally confiscates, dismantles and takes over offices of feminist and human rights organizations

Leadership Institute of the Segovias (ILLS) Activity Promotion and defense of human rights and comprehensive territorial development   THE FACTS – Last January 30, in the offices of the Leadership Institute of the Segovias, usurped by the State since its illegal confiscation in 2019, an event was held to celebrate the opening there of the headquarters […]

19 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA Somoto police detain and publically display defender, a member of Blue and White National Unity.

Danelia Argüello Cano Activity The right to defend rights, civil and political rights. THE FACTS – On Tuesday, February 16, Somoto police agents arbitrarily detained Danelia Argüello Cano, a human rights defender and member of the Blue and White National Unity Movement.   At 3:30 in the afternoon Danelia was drinking a cup of coffee on […]

18 February 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Raid on private residence of journalist and rights defender Jackie Campbell in Coahuila.

Jackie Campbell Activity The right to information; women’s rights; access to justice; defense of land, territory and environment.  THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 3rd, unknown individuals broke into the private residence of the journalist and human rights defender Jackie Campbell in Saltillo, Coahuila. This incident is one of numerous […]

5 February 2021