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

We congratulate the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico, winner of Faces for Equality Award

We congratulate our sisters in the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico for winning recognition as women human rights leaders through a Faces for Equality Award granted by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Relations through Canada’s Embassy in Mexico, and we particularly congratulate women defenders Isela González, of the Sierra Madre Alliance, […]

14 March 2019

SORORITY / MEXICO: Dominga is free!

On Sunday afternoon, February 17th, Dominga González was released after being unjustly imprisoned for 11 years simply for having defended the right to water in Tlanixco, State of Mexico. Lorenzo Sanchez and Marco Antonio Perez were released along with Dominga. We of IM-Defensoras celebrate this news and congratulate all the organizations and individual defenders who […]

20 February 2019

#WHRDAlert MEXICO / Obtilia Eugenio, defender of indigenous peoples in Guerrero, reportedly disappeared

Obtilia Eugenio Manuel Organization Organization of the Me’Phaa Indigenous Peoples Activity Defense of the rights of indigenous peoples in Guerrero Attack experienced Forced disappearance THE FACTS – We of IM-Defensoras demand the immediate live presentation of Obtilia Eugenio and her companion, and we hold the government of the state of Guerrero and the federal government of […]

14 February 2019

STATEMENT of the National Network of WHRD in Mexico: #WithoutDefendersThere’sNoMovement

Zero tolerance of violence against women defenders Women defenders are present in all the struggles against injustice in Mexico. Our place is in the vanguard. We are seeds with embryos of change. Immersed in a patriarchal world of death, our contributions are constantly besieged. We are stalked by power groups as we continue to take […]

18 December 2018