Guatemala

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Environmental defender Diana Isabel Hernández killed

Diana Isabel Hernández Juárez Organization Environmental Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Activity Environmental defense Attack experienced MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday, September 7 at 7:20 pm, several individuals riding in a vehicle shot and killed Diana Isabel Hernández while she was participating in a procession in her Monte Gloria community in Santo Domingo […]

10 September 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Break-in at Petén Ixqik Women’s Association

Petén Ixqik Women’s Association Activity Women’s human rights Attacks Breaking and entering THE FACTS – On Tuesday, August 27, members of the Petén Ixqik Women’s Association arrived at the premises of the Comprehensive Support Center for Women Survivors of Violence (CAIMUS) in Petén and found the office doors open with indications that a search had taken […]

3 September 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Physical, verbal and psychological attack against CALAS member Jennifer Domínguez

Jennifer Domínguez Organization Center for Environmental, Social and Legal Action in Guatemala – CALAS Activity Environmental defense Attack experienced Physical, verbal and psychological attack THE FACTS – On Sunday afternoon, August 18, defender Jennifer Domínguez was physically, verbally and psychologically attacked by an unidentified assailant in Guatemala City, Zone 12. According to information provided by CALAS, […]

26 August 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Racist insults and hate speech on social networks against Sandra Xinico, defender of indigenous rights and Op-ed columnist

SANDRA XINICO Activity Defender of indigenous peoples’ rights; Op-ed columnist Attacks experienced Racist insults on social networks; hate speech THE FACTS– Sandra Xinico is a Kaqchikel Maya woman, defender of the rights of indigenous peoples, and an Op-ed columnist for La Hora daily newspaper, where she analyzes and cuestions the prevailing structural racism in Guatemala. Sandra […]

9 July 2019

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / ‘Cantera Los Manantiales’ security guards attack defender Irma Méndez

IRMA MÉNDEZ Organization Ch’orti’ New Day Central Indigenous Organizations Activity Defense of territory, land and natural resources Attacks experienced Physical attack THE FACTS – On Monday afternoon July 1st, security guards of the Cantera Los Manantiales Company resorted to violence including the use of firearms against persons engaged in peaceful resistance against mining in the La […]

4 July 2019