#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

#WHRDAlert NICARAGUA / Physical attack, intimidation and besiegement of Marcela Foster, defender of the right to self-determination and autonomy of indigenous peoples

MARCELA FOSTER Activity The rights of indigenous peoples Attacks Physical attack, intimidation and besiegement THE FACTS – According to information reported by the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN), on Wednesday morning, June 26th, defender Marcela Foster, of the Twi Yahbra territory in the community of Kamla, together with […]

1 July 2019

#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Military police invade UNAH and use firearms to repress students – Several reported wounded

On Monday afternoon, June 24th, Honduran Military Police agents violated university autonomy by invading the campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) to repress students who were peacefully demonstrating in defense of public Health and Education. The Military Police used firearms, and several people were reported wounded, including two women students. At this […]

28 June 2019

[MEXICO] WHRDs from 12 states meet to strengthen daily activities of Network of Women Defenders in Mexico

During the month of June, the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM) held two meetings with its own members and allies working to fortify daily activities. From June 20th to June 22nd, the Seminar for Comprehensive Feminist Protection was held in Mexico City to reflect on the best way to build […]