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IACHR concludes visit to Honduras and presents Preliminary Observations

Last August 3rd, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concluded its on site visit to Honduras, which took place from July 30th to August 3rd of this year. The purpose of the visit was to observe the human rights situation in the country on the ground. In its preliminary report, the Commission observed that […]

31 August 2018

STATEMENT / WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE END TO THE CRIMINALIZATION AND REPRESSION OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS IN NICARAGUA

READ/DOWNLOAD STATEMENT  August, 2018  – The 276 undersigned international, regional, national and local organizations express our concern over the systematic campaign of repression, harassment, threats, attacks and criminalization by the State, para-police agents and other government actors against women human rights defenders and their organizations in the context of the political and human rights crisis unleashed […]

29 August 2018

Statement of the National Network for Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras two years after the assassination of Berta Cáceres

Two years ago, on March 2, 2016, in the dark of night in her own home, our comrade sister Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores was assassinated by violent forces who tried to silence the women’s and people’s struggles that she embodied. For the last two years, we have stood by COPINH in demanding JUSTICE for Berta […]

26 March 2018

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

CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF HONDURAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Since June 2017, IM-Defensoras has produced 14 Urgent Alerts about attacks against women human rights defenders, their organizations and communities. Most of these are perpetrated by State agents, including excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions and/or criminal charges. This escalation of violence undermines citizen participation. From October 4th-10th, join us in a coordinated call to action at the Honduran Embassy in your country to […]

28 September 2017