[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / After a blow against democratic institutionality in El Salvador, we send out a call for the protection of women defenders and journalists.

On Saturday, May 1st,  the current President of the regime in El Salvador, who has the support of the majority in the Legislative Assembly, approved actions such as the dismissal of five  regular and alternate magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber and chose their replacements. He also dismissed the nation’s Attorney General and replaced him. Both […]

3 May 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Nicaraguan women activists, journalists and human rights defenders experience prolonged situation of police harassment, surveillance and illegal home retentions.

Women activists, journalists and human rights defenders  Activity Right to defend rights, right to inform, social and political rights. Since last April 18th, in the context of the commemoration of the anniversary of the social uprising of 2018, the police harassment of women activists, journalists and human rights defenders has intensified. Such harassment has taken […]

30 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / National Police intensify campaign of harassment and attacks against members of the April Mothers Association and CENIDH.

April Mothers Association (AMA) and Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations; the right to defend rights.  During the last week, coinciding with the recent commemoration of the third anniversary of the social uprising of 2018 in Nicaragua, we of IM-Defensoras have denounced repeated police attacks against members […]

26 April 2021

[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Veracruz government disseminates private information about activists obtained through police surveillance and infiltration of feminist movement.

Feminist activists in the state of Veracruz Activity Women’s rights Last April 12th,  the document entitled “Feminist Mobilization against Police Repression”, was leaked by government entities related to the Ministry of the Interior of the state of Veracruz, and the Under Secretariat of Government and Administration of Regional Policies,  based on actions of police surveillance […]

[Urgent Alert] DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / Repeated attacks on encampment of the “Movement for the decriminalization of pregnancy termination on 3 grounds”

In the early morning hours of April 20th in the Dominican Republic after the First National Assembly was held, women defenders of sexual and reproductive rights of the “Three Grounds Movement” were brutally dislodged by agents of the National Police.   The actions took place on their encampment set up outside the National Palace, where security […]

23 April 2021