[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Communications consultant fired from government office for waging campaign against violence against women.

María Alejandra Morales Activity Women human rights defender THE FACTS – Recently, the Guatemalan government has unilaterally and arbitrarily terminated the employment contract of defender María Alejandra Morales in the National Civil Service Office, where she worked as a communications consultant.  Her dismissal took place after she promoted the I Am Afraid Campaign, aimed at […]

26 March 2021

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Violent home break-in, threats, and attacks against children of Elsa Siquín, mother of one of the 56 victims of Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home Massacre.

Elsa Siquín Montúfar Organization 8 Tijax Collective, Families Hurting for the 56 Organization THE FACTS – On March 21, 2021, two family members of Elsa Siquín violently broke into the defender’s residence, threatened her with death, and forcibly took her outside. After physically and verbally attacking her 14-year-old son, they left him locked inside the […]

24 March 2021

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Violent entry and robbery of computer equipment from Office of Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

Photo: Nelton Rivera – Prensa Comunitaria Office of Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala Activity The rights of indigenous peoples THE FACTS – On the weekend of March 21-22, unknown assailants violently broke into the the law firm known as the Office of Indigenous Peoples, located in Guatemala City. After storming the access gates and breaking down […]

23 March 2021

We demand a March 8th free from repression and patriarchal violence!

PHOTO: Rosario Ochoa For several decades on March 8th, millions of women and feminists around the world have confirmed the strength of our voices joined together. We have mobilized in plazas and other public spaces to assert our determination to transform a world in crisis that imposes patriarchal, racist, capitalist and colonial violence and exploitation […]

7 March 2021

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Woman defender who was seeking justice for her daughter, one of the 56 girls victimized in the massacre at the Hogar Virgen de la Asunción, is found murdered.

María Elizabeth Ramírez Activity The right to truth, justice and reparations THE FACTS – The lifeless body of defender María Elizabeth Ramírez was found on Sunday morning, February 21, on the banks of a black-water river in Los Pinos, Esquipulas. María Elizabeth was the mother of Wendy Vividor Ramírez, one of the girls killed on […]

25 February 2021