#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Cyber-bullying, threats, misogynist insults and smear campaign against journalist Karen Fernández

KAREN FERNÁNDEZ Activity Defense of freedom of the press Attacks experienced Cyber-bullyling, threats, misogynist insults, smear campaign THE FACTS – Last June 28th, during an interview on the program “República SV” of Channel 33, the journalist Karen Fernández shared her arguments regarding the use of political communication in the “Territorial Control Plan,” now being implemented as […]

16 July 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / COPINH women land defenders detained and criminalized in Nueva Esperanza community

Women defenders of the Nueva Esperanza community Organization COPINH Activity Defense of land, territory and natural resources Attacks experienced Criminalization THE FACTS – At 5 o’clock in the morning, Tuesday, July 9th, State security forces burst into the Nueva Esperanza community on the pretext of enforcing an alleged complaint of “land usurpation.” They detained 15 people […]

10 July 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Hate crime against Bessy Ferrera, trans activist and member of Arcoiris Association

BESSY FERRERA Organization Arcoiris (Rainbow) Association Activity LGBTTTIQ+ rights Attack experienced HATE CRIME THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Monday, June 7th, assailants killed trans activist Bessy Ferrera in Comayagüela and wounded another person who was with her. The alleged perpetrators of the crime fired repeatedly at Bessy and her companion before […]

9 July 2019

#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 […]