State of Nicaragua withdraws from the CAT review and calls it “Provocative”

Washington D.C. / Geneva, July 18, 2022-. The Committee Against Torture (CAT) summoned the State of Nicaragua to a review under the Convention against Torture and  Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Thursday, July 14. The Nicaraguan delegation did not attend and, through a letter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, […]

19 July 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Another round of massive closures raises the tally to 49 feminist and women’s rights organizations illegally cancelled by Daniel Ortega since 2018.

The persecution by the Daniel Ortega government of human rights defenders in Nicaragua has no end. On Tuesday, May 31st, the National Assembly of Nicaragua approved another massive cancellation of the legal standing of several different types of organizations.  This time 83 organizations were affected, including 9 feminist or women’s rights organizations:  the Nicaraguan Association […]

3 June 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / New wave of closures leaves 40 feminist and women’s rights organizations illegally canceled by Daniel Ortega since 2018.

On May 18th and 19th, the National Assembly of Nicaragua passed a new wave of illegal cancellations of the legal standing of organizations in the country. This has affected 44 organizations of different types, including 6 feminist or women’s rights organizations. On Wednesday, May 18, those cancelled were Meeting Points Foundation for the Transformation of […]

30 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