The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders releases report on violence against women human rights defenders
On 7 October 2015, the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) held a launch, in Barcelona, for its recently-published 2012-2014 Regional Assessment Report on violence against women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica.
The 2012-2014 report on violence again women human rights defenders in Mesoamerica is a product of the collective work of the diverse individuals, organizations, networks and national initiatives that make up the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras).
According to statistics provided in the report, 32 women human rights defenders have been murdered in Mexico and Central America from 2012-2014. During the same period, IM-Defensoras recorded a total of 1,688 cases of violence against women human rights defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and México. Diverse types of violence facing women human rights defenders in Nicaragua were also documented. The documentation of IM-Defensoras indicates that women human rights defenders focused on land, natural resources and violence against women are those who most frequently experience violence.
You can access the report (in Spanish) here.