Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: July/August 2022 — Preliminary monthly data

July and August of 2022: 379 cases of aggression against women defenders. Three women defenders were assassinated in these past two months, all of them in Mexico: two defenders searching for disappeared persons, Rosario Rodríguez (Sinaloa) and Brenda Jazmín Beltrán (Sonora), as well as Luz Raquel Padilla (Jalisco), defender of the rights of disabled persons. […]

29 September 2022

[Urgent Alert] At 66 years old, Dora María Téllez has begun a hunger strike despite the deterioration of her health in the inhuman prison conditions imposed upon her.

According to reliable sources available to us, the feminist activist, historian, and former Revolution Commander Dora María Téllez has been on a partial hunger strike for approximately two weeks in El Chipote prison, where she has been held in a cell for more than 16 months. She is protesting the inhumane conditions to which she […]

26 September 2022

“What would you do to speak with your son?” – Campaign in solidarity with Suyen Barahona, a feminist political prisoner in Nicaragua.

🚨Feminist and human rights defender Suyen Barahona has not been able to communicate with her 5 year-old son for the past 15 months. 🔴The people who hold her prisoner do not allow her to speak with him or receive drawings or photographs. ⚠️The last time the child saw his mother was when the police came […]

6 September 2022

[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / The life and integrity of Amuzga defender Kenia Hernández is at risk; calls for her transfer to another prison and prompt release are urgent.

Rights defender Kenia Hernández has been deprived of her freedom for 20 months in a maximum security prison –– the High Security Center for Women #16 in the state of Morelos. She has been subjected to restrictive, inhumane, excessive prison conditions due to her criminalization as a human rights defender.  The violations of her basic […]

2 September 2022

[WHRD Alert] NICARAGUA / Daniel Ortega shuts down feminist community radio station Radio Vos, along with eight other local radio stations and a television channel

On August 2, 2022, in a recent effort to control all news media and censor independent reporting, the Daniel Ortega government, through the Nicaraguan Telecommunications and Postal Services Institute (Telcor),   ordered the cancelation of the license of the feminist community radio Station, Radio Vos, in the province of Matagalpa, and shut down eight other […]

30 August 2022