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[WHRD Alert] MEXICO / Assailants in Sonora murder Aranza Ramos, who searched for her disappeared husband.

Gladys Aranza Ramos Gurrola Organization The Guerreras Buscadoras Collective  Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations On the night of Thursday, July 15, unknown individuals broke into the home of rights defender Aranza Ramos in the port city of Guaymas, Sonora, held her captive, and executed her. At the time, 28-year-old Aranza, the mother […]

21 July 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / State conceals information and isolates women political prisoners recently arrested by National Police.

As we of IM-Defensoras denounced during the month of June and the first week of July, the Nicaraguan government has arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned a group of women human rights defenders, feminist activists, and women political leaders, as well as other government critics and candidates running in the upcoming presidential elections.  These illegal arrests have […]

9 July 2021

[STATEMENT] A step towards justice for Berta: hope for Mesoamerican women human rights defenders.

After five years awaiting justice in the assassination of our sister Berta Cáceres Flores, today July 5th, 2021, we are celebrating in the streets, on social media, in the courts and in our communities. Thanks to the tireless struggle of Berta’s family and COPINH, one of the co-authors of this atrocious assassination will finally have […]

5 July 2021

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Garifuna defender belonging to OFRANEH detained, criminalized and sentenced to house arrest.

Silvia Bonilla Flores Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defense of the ancestral Garifuna territory  Last Wednesday June 16th, Silvia Bonilla Flores, a 73-year old defender of ancestral Garifuna territories, was detained by the National Police while riding on a bus in the town of El Porvenir in the Atlántida province. Silva was […]

21 June 2021

[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Consolidation of Police State places Nicaraguan women human rights defenders in grave risk situation.

We of IM-Defensoras are extremely concerned about the repressive upsurge in Nicaragua, which has primarily been evident in the consolidation of a Police State: a rise in campaigns of harassment, detentions, house arrests, searches, and criminalization, using unconstitutional judicial measures against comrades who are activists and women human rights defenders. We are monitoring the situation […]

10 June 2021