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[STATEMENT] National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity with our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET,” and the Uganda National NGO Forum makes an urgent call to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing their work.

December 18th, 2020 – National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity to our allies from the Uganda Women’s Network, “UWONET”. We require the government to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing human rights defenders in Uganda by adopting restrictive laws to jeopardize their right to defend human rights. On December 10, 2020, […]

18 December 2020

Letter from mesoamerican women defenders to Marisela Escobedo

Dear Marisela, ten years after the brutal murder that took your life and left us without a human rights defender who knew how to go up against power, we write these lines to you with an aching heart and a renewed demand for justice for you and all mothers searching for their disappeared daughters, struggling […]

People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat attains halt in construction of shopping center

Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders – Since July 29th of this year, the People’s Assembly of  Cuisnahuat has been engaged in a peaceful action to safeguard the town park after a decision was made by Mayor Gustavo Ernesto Sierra Pérez to disregard the opinion of the community which, ever since 2019 had presented […]

8 October 2020

Costa Rica: International organisations call for an end to violence and impunity against indigenous human rights defenders

In March last year, indigenous leader Sergio Rojas was killed at his home after being shot 15 times. This brutal attack drew international attention and condemnation. Last week, the State of Costa Rica, typically considered a human rights leader within the hemisphere, unexpectedly announced that they would be closing the case and archiving all the […]

6 October 2020

Nicaraguan authorities’ repression of activists, human rights defenders, and journalists intensifies

The signatories of this letter denounce the repression of activists and those perceived as opponents of the Nicaraguan government at the hands of state agents during the celebration of Nicaragua’s Independence Day. Nicaraguan organizations recorded human rights violations carried out with a clear intent to intimidate those who oppose the current government’s policies. During the […]

18 September 2020