From November 25 to December 10, simultaneous activities will be carried out in 15 states within the framework of the “Women Defenders of Human Rights We Believe and Create” campaign, which seeks to disseminate a series of printed and electronic materials to make the contribution of women human rights defenders visible, as well as the adverse environment they to do their work.
The Human Rights Defenders Network in Mexico (RNDDHM in its Spanish acronym), which is composed of 222 feminist activists and groups that defend women’s human rights in 23 states, denounced that between 2010 and 2016, 41 women human rights defenders were murdered, 11 of whom were journalists.
They pointed out that the most attacked defenders are those who defend the right of women to a life free of violence, information rights and freedom of expression and the defense of the Earth, territory and natural resources, observing from 2012 “that the factious use of the system of procuration and administration of justice to inhibit and to diminish the work of the defenders is more frequent.”
For more information in Spanish:
Presentarán campaña “Defensoras de DH Creemos y Creamos” (CIMAC Noticias, 29 de noviembre de 2016)
Presentan la campaña “Defensoras de Derechos Humanos Creemos y Creamos” (Segunda a Segundo, 30 de noviembre de 2016)
Cápsula 1 Defensoras de Derechos Humanos Creemos y Creamos (Red Nacional de Defensoras de México, 25 de noviembre de 2016)
Cápsula 2 Defensoras de Derechos Humanos Creemos y Creamos (Red Nacional de Defensoras de México, 1ero de diciembre de 2016)
Principales agresores de defensoras y periodistas son servidores públicos: CIDHM (Desinformémonos, 30 de noviembre de 2016)
For more information from SIPAZ :
México: Quinto aniversario de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México (RNDDHM) (14 de diciembre de 2015)