Mesoamerican Rights Defenders Speak Out against Inaction & Impunity


"The increasingly dangerous reality of insecurity and violence that are plaguing our countries require, more than ever, new strategies and alliances to guarantee the security of women defenders and their activism” said Daysi Flores, MI-WHRD member. Flores is one of five women activists from Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador who came to Washington, DC in October to appear before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and draw attention to the sharp rise in violence against women human rights defenders in the region. The defenders also met with the US State Department and presented at a public event.