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About IM-Defensoras The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) is a local to regional alliance of diverse women human rights defenders (WHRDs), organizations and networks. We currently represent over 2,250 WHRDs and 300 organizations from diverse social movements and territories in the region. IM-Defensoras pursues strategies of Feminist Holistic Protection (FHP) at the local, […]

1 February 2023

November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day: In the face of barbarism, we care among ourselves, in community

This year in Mexico five women defenders searching for disappeared family members were victims of feminicide. In Nicaragua 21 women are still prisoners for struggling against the totalitarian drift of the Daniel Ortega government, while many more have been banished, gone into exile, seen their organizations illegally shut down, or live with their families in […]

29 November 2022

[STATEMENT] In El Salvador, digital violence is State violence.

In a country where femicides are common and women are condemned to decades of imprisonment for involuntary termination of pregnancy, women human rights defenders and journalists are under the watch of the government and its allies who attack, difame, and stigmatize them throught public speeches and social media.  Between January and February 2022, IM-Defensoras registered […]

2 November 2022

[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / Life and health at risk of defender Kenia Hernández and at least 700 women in a medical emergency in CEFERESO 16, state of Morelos

The Amuzga human rights defender Kenia Hernández, unjustly imprisoned in the  Federal Social Rehabilitation Center (CEFERESO ) #16, is seriously ill. As the result of a medical emergency in the maximum security prison in Coatlán, Morelos, approximately 700 imprisoned women including the defender have suffered a number of different symptoms that place their health and […]

26 October 2022

[WHRDAlert] MEXICO / Assailants in Puebla murder Esmeralda Gallardo, a searching defender of the Voice of the Disappeared Collective

Last October 4th, Esmeralda Gallardo, a searching defender and member of the Voice of the Disappeared Collective, was shot and killed in Villa Frontera, a neighborhood in the north of the city of Puebla near the area where her daughter was disappeared. Esmeralda was waiting for the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Puebla […]