Press releases

Press releases

As part of our communications strategy for feminist holistic protection, press releases are our most newsworthy format. Aimed at the media, the press and general audiences, they seek to influence public opinion, giving greater visibility to the struggles, grievances and situation of women human rights defenders, and contributing to creating a safer environment for the defense of human rights.

Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks against Women Defenders: July to September 2023 – Preliminary data

1,375 attacks against at least 300 women defenders and 21 organizations between July and September of this year.
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We were at EFLAC!

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In 2022, we registered 768 attacks against women defenders and organizations that defend the right to a life free from violence in Mesoamerica

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

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

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Migratory repression and banishment for defending rights in Nicaragua

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

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[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.

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

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[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.

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“What would you do to hug your daughter?” Campaign launched in solidarity with Tamara Dávila, who may be on a hunger strike demanding to see her daughter

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Pause announcement to renew our energies from the IM-Defensoras.

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Registry of Aggressions against Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders: June 2022 – Preliminary monthly data for El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

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Registry of Aggressions against Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders: May 2022 – Preliminary monthly data for El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Mothers and families seeking information about persons detained under state of exception face precarious conditions, stigmatization, and security risks.

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Registry of Aggressions against Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders: April 2022 - Preliminary monthly data for El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

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[OPEN LETTER] Mexico: Release human rights defender Kenia Hernández.

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Colectivo 46/2 welcome the establishment of an accountability mechanism for Nicaragua during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council

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HONDURAS / International Forum calls for immediate release and reparations for defenders of the Guapinol River

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

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Specialized Unit for Crimes of Corruption of the Attorney General’s Office of El Salvador raids offices of 7 organizations, including several women’s and feminist organizations.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Approval of “Foreign Agents Law” would pose a serious threat to human rights organizations in the country

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[Urgent Alert] GUATEMALA / Government imposes state of siege in El Estor after repressing peaceful protest against illegal mining operation.

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We denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights in El Salvador.

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[Urgent Alert] GUATEMALA / Judge orders trial to begin on November 8, 2021, for María Cuc Choc, criminalized since 2018 for defense of the land

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Unraveling the crisis - weaving futures

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / State conceals information and isolates women political prisoners recently arrested by National Police.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Consolidation of Police State places Nicaraguan women human rights defenders in grave risk situation.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / In electoral context, government steps up attacks on freedom of expression, information and association.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Commission of Justice and Human Rights of Legislative Assembly “files away” bill for recognition and holistic protection of human rights defenders.

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Civil society organizations in the region reject the capture of the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General's Office in El Salvador and warn that the principle of separation of powers in the country is being affected.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / After a blow against democratic institutionality in El Salvador, we send out a call for the protection of women defenders and journalists.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / National Police make attempt on the life of journalist Kalua Salazar and stop her from leaving her besieged home.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / A Call to the International Community to stay alert to heightened repression in the context of the anniversary of the social uprising of April 18, 2018

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[PRESS RELEASE] There is no gender equality without protection for women defenders.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Transgender political prisoner Celia Cruz at risk after denouncing escalation of mistreatment in prison

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[URGENT ALERT] HONDURAS / Arrested Garifuna rights defenders will have hearing this Sunday, March 7th: The international community demands their release.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / In the electoral context of February 28th, the Salvadoran government must guarantee the right to freely and safely inform and defend human rights and must abstain from any expression whatsoever of hate and violence against women defenders and journalists.

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[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Stop the violence and hate speech against migrants! Regional governments must guarantee safe, humanitarian passage to the Migrant Caravan.

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[STATEMENT] National, regional, and international human rights and feminist organizations call for solidarity with our allies from the Uganda Women's Network, "UWONET," and the Uganda National NGO Forum makes an urgent call to stop criminalizing and stigmatizing their work.

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Letter from mesoamerican women defenders to Marisela Escobedo

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Police use force against protesters two years after the search, closure and confiscation of material from offices of human rights organizations and news media.

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / The National Police, paramilitary groups, and local authorities intensify threats, harassment, and criminalization against human rights defenders, independent news media, activists, and opposition leaders.

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[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Murder of young Garifuna defender Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, OFRANEH member

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Guilty verdict issued for crimes fabricated against political prisoner Karla Escobar; prosecutor proposes maximum sentence of 15 years in prison

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[Urgent Alert] GUATEMALA / Suspension of hearing violates due process for K’iche Maya communicator Anastasia Mejía, who will remain in preventive detention for at least 20 more days.

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People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat attains halt in construction of shopping center

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Transgender political prisoner Celia Cruz on hunger strike for freedom since September 30.

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[Urgent Alert] MESOAMERICA / Regional governments send military troops and special forces to head off and disband the migrant caravan that left Honduras on September 30.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Mayor of Cuisnahuat relies on National Civil Police to threaten leaders of People’s Assembly

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[Urgent Alert] NICARAGUA / Intensification of attacks against women activists and human rights defenders during national celebrations in September

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[Urgent Alert] GUATEMALA / Without evidence or appearance of the accusing party, the defender María Cuc Choc was sent to trial, criminalized for defending the lands.

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / National Civil Police attack defender of People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat

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[WHRD Alert SV] Violation of workers’ rights and obstruction of defense of rights of women of Florenzi Trade Union.

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[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / Statements by the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stigmatize and put human rights defenders and organizations at risk.

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[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / Berta Cáceres’ daughters and son expelled from trial held behind closed doors

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[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / National Police and special agents forcibly evict Cuisnahuat park and destroy infrastructure

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Sobre el aumento de la represión en las comunidades lencas y garífunas y el papel de la UE y España

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Press Release: “Their Lives are Our Lives”

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[CAMPAIGN] “Their Lives are Our Lives”

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[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / Explicit death threat left at door of Consorcio Oaxaca office

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The crisis was already here: Mesoamerican WHRDs and COVID-19

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Statement by Civil Society Organizations on the Occasion of the New Resolution to be Voted on by the UN Human Rights Council: “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Nicaragua”

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[Urgent Alert] MEXICO / Violent attack against Ikoots People in San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca

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369 women defenders make connections to talk about life

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Government aligned forces attack women journalists through smear campaigns, hate speech and threats of sexual violence

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#UrgentAlert EL SALVADOR / Salvadoran authorities obstruct rights of journalists and women defenders to inform and defend during Covid-19 emergency situation.

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#UrgentAlert PHILLIPINES / Solidarity with Cristina Palabay, criminalized for defending Human Rights

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National Police and paramilitary forces obstruct right to peaceful protest, harassing and arresting journalists and activists throughout the country

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National and international organizations condemn the passage of the NGO Law and urge a presidential veto in order to guarantee basic rights.

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Marcala speaks out against extractivism and declares the town free of mining and power plants

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Informational newsletter, January 31, 2020: Honduran Network develops Seminar for Analysis of National Situation

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Three weeks of defender voices in policy decision spaces

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Serious state of health reported for political prisoner Mayela Cruz

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Human rights organizations recognize OHCHR’s work in Honduras

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NICARAGUA ALERT 17/11/2019

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Police arrest activists supporting mothers of political prisoners who are on hunger strike in San Miguel Arcángel Church in Masaya

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Arbitrary arrest of Keyla María Flores by police and paramilitary agents

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“In Nicaragua nothing is normal”: organizations present evidence that human rights crisis in the country is still in effect

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JOB POSITION / Finance Officer for IM-Defensoras

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Miriam Miranda: “Our people face an extermination plan”

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IM-Defensoras Driving Group Meeting: Looking towards 2020

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Siege and threats against released women political prisoners

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#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / No more trans genocide! No more hate crimes against LGBTI+ people!

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UGANDA / Brutal attack against Mollie Siperia, student leader at Makerere University

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Concerns raised over Esraa Abdel Fattah’s state of health during prison hunger strike

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Stop the extermination of WHRDs and leaders in Colombia!

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Stop militarization and the repression of social protests in Chile!

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We congratulate mexican journalist Marcela Turati, 2019 Moors Cabot Prize

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Stop the abduction and human right violations of Women Defenders in Egypt

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Attack against COPINH Intibucá members demanding #JusticeForBerta outside the courthouse where David Castillo is on trial

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[STATEMENT] ¡Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders say NO to the attack against the Kurdish community!

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PARAGUAY / ANTI-RIGHTS GROUPS ATTACK MARCH HELD BY #LGBTI COLLECTIVES

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HONDURAS / We celebrate the award of the LETELIER-MOFFITT PRIZE to the Municipal Committee for the Defense of Common Public Assets in Tocoa Colón.

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Government represses peaceful protests with excessive use of force and para-police groups

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GUATEMALA / The defender Juana Ramírez is commemorated and justice is demanded for her femicide

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SOLIDARITY WITH FEMINISTS CRIMINALIZED for Anarchist Sisterhood’s Sacred Defiant Cunt and Burial of Socio-Labour Rights Procession in Spanish State

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ENDANGERED: NEWSPAPERS SHUT DOWN DUE TO GOVERNMENT BOYCOTT. ATTACKS REPORTED AGAINST RADIO STATIONS

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We congratulate the Oaxacan feminist movement for its historic achievement of the decriminalization of abortion in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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We congratulate Nansen Refugee Award Winner Bianka Rodríguez

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#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / PROSECUTION APPEALS ACQUITTAL IN EVELYN HERNÁNDEZ CASE

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Recognition of the Solecito Collective

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Defender María Oviedo is declared guilty; criminalized for defending human rights

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[CALL TO ACTION] #DefendamosVallecito: Solidarity and engagement with the Garífuna community of Vallecito and OFRANEH

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#UrgentAlert MEXICO / Smear and criminalization campaign against feminist defenders

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Evelyn is free!

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[STATEMENT] Disturbing risk situation of women human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico

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We congratulate the FAU on its tenth anniversary

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Harassment of COPINH: Maize crops destroyed in Rio Blanco community

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Rebel Manifesto of Honduran Women (Pronouncement at 2019 Honduran Women’s Gathering)

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National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras: “More women in Santa Barbara Environmental Movement (MAS)”

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / OFRANEH members in high-risk situation due to harassment, intimidation and repeated attacks

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#UrgentAlert EL SALVADOR / New government’s blaming of journalists foments cyber-bullying

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Military police invade UNAH and use firearms to repress students – Several reported wounded

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[MEXICO] WHRDs from 12 states meet to strengthen daily activities of Network of Women Defenders in Mexico

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[INFOGRAPHIC] HONDURAS: Ten years after the Coup d'Etat

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#WHRDAlert COLOMBIA / Assailants kill María del Pilar Hurtado, defender of the right to decent housing

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Government represses demonstrators: At least two dead and dozens wounded, mainly by firearms

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Stop the criminalization of WHRDs working with migrant people!

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[STATEMENT] #SetThemFree Campaign / Nicaragua: We demand freedom for all political prisoners and an end to acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment perpetrated against them

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ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF COLOMBIAN DEFENDER FRANCIA MÁRQUEZ, GOLDMAN PRIZE WINNER 2018

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Stand in solidaity with Nana Mwafrika Mbarikiwa, Ugandan #WHRD

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Fifth National Women Defenders Encounter Held in El Salvador

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INFOGRAPHY / NICARAGUA: SITUATION OF WOMEN HUMANS RIGHTS DEFENDERS ONE YEAR FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SOCIO-POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS

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Defending Guapinol to live well

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NASRIN SOTOUDEH: We demand her release!

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We congratulate the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico, winner of Faces for Equality Award

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Eight women political prisoners launch hunger strike in La Esperanza prison

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GOOD NEWS! Freedom and definitive acquittal for Lourdes Gómez and all other defenders of common assets in Guapinol

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IM-Defensoras organizes Advocacy Week for Women Defenders at 40th Session of UN Human Rights Council

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CALL TO ACTION – March 8th Free Women Political Prisoners in Nicaragua!

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INFOGRAPHICS / Berta Cáceres: chronology of a political feminicide

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / PREVENTIVE DETENTION DECREED FOR LOURDES GÓMEZ AND 11 DEFENDERS OF THE RIGHT TO WATER IN GUAPINOL

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SORORITY / MEXICO: Dominga is free!

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We lament the death of WHRD Caroline Mwatha in Kenya, caused by structural violence against women

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Guards at “La Esperanza” prison beat women human rights defenders held as political prisoners

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Interior Ministry agents break into offices of Nicaraguan Network for Local Development, arresting Administrator Reginela López

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#UrgentAlert HONDURAS / Stop the criminalization of persons, organizations and movements in defense of the water of Tocoa and Guapinol

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Manifesto of the Annual Assembly of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras

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"Tengo la palabra" (We have the voice): Resistance in Honduras

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Outset of International Feminist Solidarity Mission with Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras: “The Embrace.”

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International Organisations Establish 'International Observatory of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua'

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#UrgentAlert GUATEMALA / Government announces immediate recision of accord signed with UN to create CICIG

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#CallToAction NICARAGUA / We demand immediate freedom for Ruth Matute

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#UrgenAlert NICARAGUA / Police illegally break into home of Dora María Téllez

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / Political prisoner Ruth Matute’s state of health worsens

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WE CELEBRATE IMELDA’S FREEDOM!

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS GIEI AND MESENI MISSION, ALONG WITH IACHR VISITS, ONE DAY BEFORE PRESENTATION OF GIEI FINAL REPORT

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#UrgentAlert GUATEMALA / GOVERNMENT DECREES ILLEGAL EXPULSION OF 11 CICIG MEMBERS FROM COUNTRY

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / POLICE RAID BUILDINGS OF Leadership Institute of the Segovias, POPOL NA, River Foundation, IPADE, Confidencial, CENIDH and CISAS

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA / NO END TO STATE OFFENSIVE AGAINST ORGANIZATIONS: LEGAL STATUS OF FIVE MORE NGOs CANCELLED TODAY

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#UrgentAlert NICARAGUA/ GOVERNMENT CANCELS LEGAL STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

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Invitation to Mission of Solidarity with Honduras

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IM-Defensoras Driving Group meets in Guatemala

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Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 - Pronouncement of Session on Women Human Rights Defenders

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IM-Defensoras and national networks meets with women defenders in Mesoamerica and Colombia

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Women defenders in Guerrero join forces to combat attacks

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National Women Defender Network demands feminist justice for Berta Cáceres through political, artistic and cultural events and actions

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GUATEMALA / People have the right to protest!

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EL SALVADOR / March in repudiation of murder of Dina Puente, defender from Jujutla Ahuachapan

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Women defenders in the vanguard of the struggles for justice and democracy in Nicaragua

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Women defenders in Michoacán construct security protocols with feminist focus

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In Monterrey meeting women defenders construct security protocols that reinforce their struggles

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In Honduras, defenders begin process of diagnosing needs to strengthen IM-Defensoras national networks

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IACHR concludes visit to Honduras and presents Preliminary Observations

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STATEMENT / WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE END TO THE CRIMINALIZATION AND REPRESSION OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS IN NICARAGUA

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SISTERHOOD / We demand justice for the murder of Rayneia Lima in Nicaragua

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NICARAGUA / WE DENOUNCE THE DISMISSAL OF HEALTH PERSONNEL FOR ATTENDING TO DEMONSTRATORS in the Oscar Danilo Rosales School Hospital (HEODRA), property of the State of León.

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IM-Defensoras participates in high-level events in New York on 20th anniversary of UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

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Veracruz Front for Life and Women’s Rights: Sentinel for the rights of women

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Self-Care Gathering of Guatemalan Women Human Rights Defender Network

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International Feminist Solidarity Day with Nicaragua

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Women Human Rights Defenders from 15 organizations meet on Yucatan Peninsula to map out security and self-care routes

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FREE THE DEFENDERS OF WOMEN’S RIGHT TO DRIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA!

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Women of the Molina Theissen family win historic sentence in Guatemala

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Preliminary IACHR report documents disproportionate use of force during demonstrations in Nicaragua in April of 2018

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Defend in order to Live: 2016-2017 report on the situation of women defenders in Honduras

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Conclusion of European tour to present 2015-16 Assessment Report on Attacks against Women Defenders

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IM-DEFENSORAS PRESENTS IN EUROPE REPORT ON ATTACKS AGAINST WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA

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INFOGRAPHICS / What’s happening in Nicaragua?

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STATEMENT / We hereby condemn the violent repression of the demonstrations held in Nicaragua against the Social Security reforms, and we demand respect for the legitimate right to protest of Nicaraguan women and men

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#WHRDAlert SYSTEMATIC THREATS AGAINST WOMEN DEFENDERS OF THE SANTA BARBARA ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT (MAS)

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Gender Identity Bill presented in El Salvador

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VIDEO / IM-DEFENSORAS CONDEMNS EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION OF MARIELLE FRANCO IN BRASIL

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Statement of the National Network for Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras two years after the assassination of Berta Cáceres

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Philippines government criminalizes UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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#WHRDAlert BRAZIL / Assailants kill Marielle Franco, feminist and defender of the rights of Afrodescendant peoples

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Cristina Auerbach and the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization: 12 years of a commitment to human rights in mining town in Coahuila, México

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UN Rapporteur Michel Forst meets with Salvadoran defenders

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Michel Forst, Human Rights Rapporteur in Nicaragua; A long awaited visit

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RNDDHM members meet with UN Rapporteur

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Second National Encounter of Women Human Rights Defenders

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#WHRDAlertHONDURAS / Stop the repression associated with the National Strike against electoral fraude

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National Women Defenders Network in Guatemala grows and consolidates work in 14 areas of the country

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IM-DEFENSORAS STATEMENT RESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN HONDURAS NOW! IMMEDIATE END TO REPRESSION! DEMOCRACY AND RESPECT FOR VOTE!

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16 Days Campaign 2017 / IM-Defensoras calls for holistic feminist protection as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

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Roundtable on Right to Defend Human Rights presents bill for defender protection with comprehensive, gender-based perspective

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PRESS RELEASE / More than 180 international organizations denounce surge in repression against women human rights defenders in Honduras

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IM-Defensoras at the Dublin Platform

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IN-Defensoras Participates in Workshop with National Environmental Movement against Industrial Mining (MONAFMI)

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#WHRDAlert CATALONIA / Repression of the right to self-determination of the Catalan people

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CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF HONDURAN WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

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HONDURAS / NEW ATTEMPT AGAINST SAFETY OF MIRTHA GUTIÉRREZ

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HONDURAS / ALERT: Prosecution of Cristian Marisol Hernandez Pineda and four other members of Boulevard Neighbors

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AWID: "Weaving resistance through action: Strategies of WHRDs confronting extractivism and corporate power"

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NICARAGUA: Charges Dropped against Defender Aydil Urbina

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Congratulations to Luchadoras TV on 5 years of building the transforming power of women’s voices

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We thank organizations that made possible "Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land..."

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NICARAGUA: Demanding equal rights, with LGBTIQ pride

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MEXICO / OSC asks International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Coahuila, Mexico

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Laicism in defense of our rights

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We congratulate the Center for Women's Rights (CDM) of Honduras on its 25th anniversary

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Fourth State Meeting of Women Activists and Human Rights Defenders in Oaxaca

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Time line

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Ambasadors’ Mission and UN Women visit La Serena House in Mexico and recognize work of women human rights defenders

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Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

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Declaration of organizations participating in the Latin American Gathering of Defenders and Authorities of the Original Peoples and Territories of Latin America

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6 HUNGER-STRIKING NURSES IN CHIAPAS FACE HEALTH RISK –– RNDDHM URGES SPEEDY SOLUTION TO DEMANDS

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Women defender networks meet at UN for first time to denounce violence and discrimination against women activists throughout the world

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NEWS / NETWORKS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE PLANET GO TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS TO SHARE EXPERIENCES ABOUT PROTECTION WITH A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

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Aydil Urbina, yet another defender attacked by National Police

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Women human rights defenders gather in Guatemala

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GOOD NEWS! / IACHR ACCEPTS CASE OF MANUELA, the Salvadoran woman imprisoned for having a miscarriage

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Women defending their territories; voices of resistance in Nicaragua

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CALL TO ACTION / APRIL 25 - TWITTER STORM FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION IN HONDURAS

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OPEN LETTER to Edison Lanza, IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression about the closure in Nicaragua of the Onda Local radio program

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SORORITY / #LawPassed #ElSalvadorFreeOfMetalMining

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SISTERHOOD / #WHRDAlert COLOMBIA: At least six women defenders have been killed in the last four months

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Berta didn’t die, she multiplied...

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NEWS / Meeting of IM-Defensoras Driving Group

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CALL TO ACTION / GLOBAL TWEET BOMB #JusticeForBerta (March 2nd)

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CALL TO ACTION / The National Network of Human Rights Defenders in Honduras calls for mobilization in front of the Honduras embassies this March 2 to demand #JusticeForBerta

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“Berta lives on, COPINH is strong” - COPINH calls for month of actions

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NEWS / National Meeting of WHRDs in Nicaragua: Women in the forefront of social struggle

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NEWS/ National defender network in Honduras launches campaign: Defending to Live and Live Well

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PRESS STATEMENT RNDDHHM / "WHRD's networks are a key factor for protection": Michel Forst

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NEWS / Rapporteur Michel Forst issues alert on specific violence faced by women human rights defenders

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NEWS / "La Rojita" is 3 years old!

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NEWS / National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras presents the book Marta, la de la López: The way I learned and unlearned

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NEWS / Mexican WHRDs meet with the Rapporteur Mr. Michel Forst

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URGENT ACTION: We denounce death threats against human rights defender Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz

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NEWS / First oficial visit of Rapporteur Michel Forst to Mexico

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#WHRDAlert ECUADOR / Stop the repression against territorial defenders in Ecuador – Solidarity with Ecological Action

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IM-Defensoras Video: There's life!

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The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico presents the campaign: "We Women Defenders Believe and Create"

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Invitation to virtual dialogue “Self-Care, a Political Strategy in Defense of Human Rights”

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HONDURAS / Support from IM-Defensoras for International Experts Advisory Group (GAIPE)

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IM-Defensoras In the Campaign for 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women 2016

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International seminar held in Spanish State: Weaving Webs for the Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders

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NEWS / IM-Defensoras co-organizes International Seminar “Weaving webs to protect women human rights defenders” to be held in the Spanish State

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OPEN LETTER / IM-Defensoras express our absolute repudiation of the reported robbery of the original case files on the murder of Berta Cáceres

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STATEMENT / IM-Defensoras laments the death of Gladys Lanza, long-time feminist and WHRD in Honduras

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SEPTEMBER 28th– INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION

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NEWS / IM-Defensoras at AWID FORUM 2016, Brasil

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NEWS / After #SixMonthsWithoutJustice, IM-Defensoras continues to demand #JusticeForBerta

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OPEN LETTER / JUSTICE, a demand still alive six months after Berta Cáceres’ murder

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NEWS / IM-DEFENSORAS and national groups tell UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders about attacks and impunity faced by women defenders in Mesoamerica

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OPEN LETTER / Mr. Michel Forst - Alarming context of impunity and attacks against women human rights defenders in Mexico and Central America

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EL SALVADOR / SONIA SÁNCHEZ – Territorial defender

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IM-Defensoras at Regional Dialogue‬ on "An Interchange of Good Practices: New challenges for the erradication of violence agaist women”

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UN Women and IM-Defensoras publish Spanish language edition of UN General Assembly Resolution on Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders and Individual Women’s Rights Defenders

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OAXACA / URGENT ACTION Oaxaca Network of Women Activists and Human Rights Defenders : We denounce the harassment of defenders Adriana Marcelina Linares Arroyo and Rubí Jazmín Cortés Salazar

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STATEMENT / IM-DEFENSORAS EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER SECURITY SITUATION OF WATER RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN PUERTO DE LA LIBERTAD, EL SALVADOR

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#URGENTAlert EL SALVADOR / Surveillance and intimidation against Bertha de León and Pedro José Cruz

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UN Rapporteur receives information on situation of women human rights defenders in Mexico

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México D.F., 10 de mayo de 2016 - Compañeras, reciban la solidaridad y cariño de quienes integramos la Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM-Defensoras), integrada por más de 750 mujeres defensoras de Honduras, México, Guatemala, El Salvador y Nicaragua. Estamos hoy con ustedes, acompañando sus incansables pasos en busca de verdad y justicia por la desaparición de sus hijos e hijas y respaldando su exigencia de búsqueda inmediata de quienes les faltan infinitamente.  Estamos aquí, para decirles que son defensoras de derechos humanos y que su trabajo es fundamental para terminar con la impunidad y la crisis de violaciones a derechos humanos que enfrenta México. Sabemos que enfrentan la dolorosa y atroz omisión y negligencia de las autoridades en un estado impune y corrupto, y que hay un margen muy pequeño para esperar la respuesta diligente, humana y responsable de las autoridades que merecen.  Pero en ese pequeño margen nos unimos con ustedes, a todas sus demandas, a su dolor, pues, como millones de personas haciendo eco de la necesidad de abatir la impunidad y la indolencia que sigue generando que vivamos en un país en donde se nos separe de nuestros hijos e hijas sin respuesta alguna. De igual forma, exigimos que en esta fundamental labor de defensa de los derechos humanos que realizan se garantice su seguridad. Las acompañamos hoy, desde diversos puntos de Mesoamérica con la demanda viva, en nuestra acción política y en nuestro corazón, de que queremos a todas nuestras hijas e hijos de regreso a casa.
México D.F., 10 de mayo de 2016 - Compañeras, reciban la solidaridad y cariño de quienes integramos la Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (IM-Defensoras), integrada por más de 750 mujeres defensoras de Honduras, México, Guatemala, El Salvador y Nicaragua. Estamos hoy con ustedes, acompañando sus incansables pasos en busca de verdad y justicia por la desaparición de sus hijos e hijas y respaldando su exigencia de búsqueda inmediata de quienes les faltan infinitamente.  Estamos aquí, para decirles que son defensoras de derechos humanos y que su trabajo es fundamental para terminar con la impunidad y la crisis de violaciones a derechos humanos que enfrenta México. Sabemos que enfrentan la dolorosa y atroz omisión y negligencia de las autoridades en un estado impune y corrupto, y que hay un margen muy pequeño para esperar la respuesta diligente, humana y responsable de las autoridades que merecen.  Pero en ese pequeño margen nos unimos con ustedes, a todas sus demandas, a su dolor, pues, como millones de personas haciendo eco de la necesidad de abatir la impunidad y la indolencia que sigue generando que vivamos en un país en donde se nos separe de nuestros hijos e hijas sin respuesta alguna. De igual forma, exigimos que en esta fundamental labor de defensa de los derechos humanos que realizan se garantice su seguridad. Las acompañamos hoy, desde diversos puntos de Mesoamérica con la demanda viva, en nuestra acción política y en nuestro corazón, de que queremos a todas nuestras hijas e hijos de regreso a casa.

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