Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: April to June 2023 – Preliminary quarterly data

1,189 attacks against 319 women defenders and 24 organizations between April and June of 2023 2 women defenders were assassinated during the second quarter of the year, both of them in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico: Teresa Magueyal Ramírez, searching defender of the collective “A Promise to Keep”; and Ivanna Pantoja, trans woman defender of LGBTTTIQ+ […]

30 August 2023

Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: January to March 2023 – Preliminary monthly data

During the first quarter of 2023 we registered 1,028 attacks against 274 women defenders One woman defender was assassinated: Marleni del Carmen Reyes, a Salvadoran defender of the right to a life free from violence. 703 of these attacks took place in the context of collective actions; 289 were attacks against individual defenders and 36 […]

1 June 2023

JOB POSTING: Project Management Officer

Are you passionate about feminisms and Mesoamerican women human rights defenders? Do you have experience in the management of restricted funds for civil society organizations? Are you bilingual in Spanish and English? We are looking for you! Apply now to join our powerful team.   About IM-Defensoras The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) […]

4 April 2023

Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: 2022 — Preliminary data

2022 leaves us with a balance of 4,803 attacks against women defenders, their organizations, and collective actions in defense of rights.   At least 20 women defenders were assassinated in Mesoamerica during 2022 including 4 trans women defenders.  788 women defenders and 201 organizations were targets of some form of aggression in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico […]

3 April 2023

[WHRD Alert] EL SALVADOR / IACHR takes Beatriz Case: In the face of anti-rights and pro-government groups attacks, we wholeheartedly acknowledge and support the work of Salvadoran feminists and women defenders.

On March 22nd, thanks to the tireless work of family members, organizations including the Citizens Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the Feminist Collective for Local Development,  CEJIL and IPAS, together with the support of feminist and sexual and reproductive rights defenders in El Salvador, the Beatriz Case  will be heard by the  Inter-American Court […]

22 March 2023