El Salvador

[PRESS RELEASE] Attacks against women defenders on the rise: another Mesoamerican epidemic

Preliminary data from the report by the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders not only indicates that attacks against women defenders have doubled between 2015 and 2018, but that this continuous violence increase seems to have set a trend. 

5 March 2020

OPEN LETTER / Repression and criminalization worsens against social movements and women human rights defenders in Honduras

READ / DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER CALL TO ACTION Mesoamerica, October 5th, 2017 – Nineteen months after the unpunished murder of Berta Cáceres, we, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) – representing more than 800 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras, […]

5 October 2017

OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras Supports Caravan of Central American Mothers Searching for their Disappeared Sons and Daughters

DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER Mesoamerica, November 22, 2016 – One more year, and this makes twelve, that the Caravan of Central American Mothers Searching for their Disappeared Sons and Daughters have come to Mexico City to continue their tireless search for their sons and daughters. Backed by the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement, the caravan will leave its […]

23 November 2016

#WHRDAlert MESOAMERICA / Inter-American Comission on Human Rights (IACHR) in danger of shutting downf for lack of funds.

The IACHR is a principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS) charged with the promotion and protection of Human Rights on the American continent. With its headquarters is in Washington, D.C., it is made up of seven independent member who are elected in an individual capacity. It was created by the OAS […]

25 May 2016