Between fresh water and the tides. Ten years building and learning about care and healing among women human rights defenders and their collectivities.

As part of the celebration of our 10+ years, IM-Defensoras began a process of systematizing our work in relation to Feminist Holistic Protection (FHP). “Between Fresh Water and the Tides: Ten years of construction and learning about care and healing among women human rights defenders and their collectivities” is the first of several publications and […]

19 May 2022

International feminist solidarity in the face of the illegal cancellation of women’s rights supporter organizations or feminist organizations in Nicaragua.

Since 2018, at least 26 feminist organizations or that suport or work for women’s rights have been illegally closed by the government of Daniel Ortega. We stand in international feminist solidarity, and we call on the world to see Daniel Ortega for what he really is: an unpunished rapist, misogynist, corrupt, and capitalist macho man […]

22 April 2022

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Inclusion of “digital undercover agent” provision in Code of Criminal Procedure entails grave threat to women human rights defenders

On Tuesday, February 1st, the Salvadoran Legislature passed a Code of Criminal Procedure reform, a measure that poses a serious threat to organizations and persons defending human rights in the country. This adaptation, which was promoted by the New Ideas governmental party, creates the entity of the “digital undercover agent” in an effort to legitimize […]

9 February 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Death threats, harassment, and intimidation against Greace Lugo

Defender Greace Ivonne Lugo Vargas has been the victim of death threats, harassment, and intimidation due to her active participation in the Attention to Disabled Persons Act consultation process, which took place in San Luis Potosí, in November of 2021. The process has not incorporated any of the observations that Greace made as a representative […]

26 January 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Assailants kill journalist María de Lourdes Maldonado López in Tijuana, Baja California.

On January 21, 2022, the journalist María de Lourdes Maldonado López was murdered around 7 o’clock in the evening, local time, in the city of Tijuana.  At the time, Lourdes was inside her automobile, parked outside her home.  The journalist covered issues of politics and corruption in Tijuana. Given that she had previously been the […]