Letter on Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras

CORE has joined 169 human rights organisations in signing an open letter to Honduran Embassies across the globe, calling for an end to the attacks against women human rights defenders in Honduras.

The letter was coordinated by the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IMDefensoras) – representing more than 800 defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – and the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras.

It responds to the systematic repression and criminalisation of social movements in the country, with state agents using excessive force, arbitrary detentions and/or criminal charges to deter social protest and the work of defending human rights.

In a three month period since June 2017, IMDefensoras has issued 14 Urgent Action Alerts about attacks suffered by women defenders, their organisations, and their communities.

You can read the letter here.