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[OPEN LETTER] Mexico: Release human rights defender Kenia Hernández.

OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY / IM-DEFENSORAS / FRONT LINE DEFENDERS / CIVICUS / NATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN MEXICO. On this occasion, the Observatory, IM-Defensoras, FLD, CIVICUS, and the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico address you to express our deep concern about the continued criminalization and arbitrary detention […]

17 May 2022

International feminist solidarity in the face of the illegal cancellation of women’s rights supporter organizations or feminist organizations in Nicaragua.

Since 2018, at least 26 feminist organizations or that suport or work for women’s rights have been illegally closed by the government of Daniel Ortega. We stand in international feminist solidarity, and we call on the world to see Daniel Ortega for what he really is: an unpunished rapist, misogynist, corrupt, and capitalist macho man […]

22 April 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Daniel Ortega intensifies terror policy on the 4th anniversary of April 18th social uprising: 156 attacks against women defenders in just 10 days.

Since April 10, 2022, we of IM-Defensoras have registered 156 attacks against women human rights defenders in Nicaragua. Of these, 147 have been personal attacks against defenders and the other 9 have been against organizations that defend the rights of women or are run by women defenders. This upswing in attacks has occurred in the […]

21 April 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Defender Angélica Armentera Quintero disappeared since March 10th after searching for her son

Defender Angélica Janeth Armentera Quintero of the “Mothers Searching in Sonora” Collective, disappeared last March 10, 2022, in Cajeme, Sonora, after going on the search for her 19-year-old son Yahir Caro. Yahir is a victim of forced disappearance.  Her family members suppose that she received a telephone call concerning the whereabouts of her disappeared son […]

21 March 2022

[WHRD Alert] MÉXICO / Assailants kill human rights defender Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes in Tijuana, Baja California.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, the activist attorney Patricia Susana Rivera Reyes was murdered in her home in the Terrazas de la Presa neighborhood in Tijuana. The alleged assailants entered her residence and attacked her as well as her husband, a professor at the Tijuana Technological Institute.  According to reports in the news media, police […]