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Defending Guapinol to live well

“We aren’t going anywhere without them We’re not going away because we love them” Tegucigalpa, March 7, 2019 – With all the political struggle now going on in the courtrooms as trials have become a central activity in our movements, there is much to say and much to share from the feminist perspective of the […]

1 April 2019

NASRIN SOTOUDEH: We demand her release!

Nasrin Sotoudeh is an outstandian Iranian human rights attorney. She has been condemned to spend 38 years in prison and and to receive 148 lashes due to the work she does in defense of women’s rights and against legislation in Iran to compel use of the hijab. We of IM-Defensoras condemn her criminalization and join […]

15 March 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

#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Eight women political prisoners launch hunger strike in La Esperanza prison

On Wednesday, February 27, eight women political prisoners in La Esperanza prison began an indefinite hunger strike to condemn the constant acts of humilliation and the cruel and inhuman treatment to which they are personally subjected, as previously denounced by IM-Defensoras. With their strike, they also challenge the government repression and para-police violence now being […]

8 March 2019

CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua!

READ/DOWNLOAD CALL TO ACTION   CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua! #SetThemFree Sister comrades, feminists, defenders, leaders, networks, organizations, collectives… This is a call to action in solidarity with women political prisoners in Nicaragua, who have been criminalized, persecuted, judicially prosecuted and convicted since April of 2018. During this time […]

7 March 2019