#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Kidnapping, forced disappearance and torture of student leader Zayda Hernández

ZAYDA HERNÁNDEZ Organization April 19th University Movement Activity Social and political rights Attacks experienced Kidnapping, forced disappearance, torture THE FACTS – Last Friday, May 17th, defender Zayda Hernández was arbitrarily kidnapped near the Managua Cathederal while she was participating in a protest against the murder of political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin. On Sunday afternoon, May 19th, […]

21 May 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Arbitrary arrest and intimidation of defenders of territory and natural assets of Azacualpa

Karen Yajaira Trigueros, Gledy Rodríguez and Suyapa Trigueros Activity Defense of land, territory and natural assets Attacks experienced Arbitrary arrest, intimidation THE FACTS – On Saturday afternoon, May 11th, agents of the Police Investigations Agency in Santa Rosa de Copan arbitrarily detained seven members of the Azacualpa community belonging to the Copán Union, including women defenders […]

16 May 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Death threats against Rosalina Domínguez, territorial defender and COPINH member

Rosalina Domínguez Organization COPINH Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attacks experienced Death threats THE FACTS – According to information obtained by the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, defender Rosalina Domínguez and other COPINH members have been subjected to constant threats and intimidation since Monday, April 29th. These attacks have […]

7 May 2019

Being a woman defender in México means running high risks on a daily basis

RNDDHM expressed concern to UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, and UN Women’s representative in Mexico, Belén Sanz, over the critical situation of women defenders. Mexico, April 9, 2019. On April 6th, members of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM) expressed their concern to Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human […]

30 April 2019

Fifth National Women Defenders Encounter Held in El Salvador

From Abril 4th to 6th, the Fifth National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders was held in El Salvador. The Meeing was convened by the Salvadoran Women Defenders Network with the participation of women defenders representing the diverse territorial networks in the country (Eastern, Western, Cuscatlán and Metropolitan). Activities were oriented towards analyzing the context […]