Mesoamerica - Resources

JASS collaborated with filmmakers Maria del Pilar Godoy and Renato Martínez to develop this short documentary on women within the migrant caravan travelling through Central America and Mexico in 2018. 
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
Thursday, September 5, 2013. From September 6-8, the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras) hosted the 2nd Regional Gathering of WHRD in Mesoamerica with the participation of more than 160 women defenders from Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Colombia and others.
JASS (Just Associates), Guatemala Human Rights Commission-USA, America's Program, Rights Action & Center for Economic Policy Research
Over 145 international, regional and local organizations from 10 countries have signed a letter addressed to the heads of state of 9 countries in the Americas, - who will participate in the Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) - highlighting civil society concerns about security policies, human rights, violence against men and women human rights defenders, and other important subjects.
Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
In a statement released by the Mesoamerican WHRD Initiative (IMD), more than 200 women human rights defenders from Mesoamerica recognize and support the historic trial of Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for their role in the Guatemalan genocide.
Feminists in Resistance in Honduras, the Center for Women’s Rights (CDM) and the Center for Women’s Studies Honduras (CEM-H)
We as feminist organizations are deeply concerned about the grave escalation of violence in Honduras, and the huge number of femicides (violent murders of women motivated by gender discrimination, 285 cases from January to October 2010).  
Mesoamerican Women Rights Defenders Initiative (IM-Defensoras)
With the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) taking place in New York (March 4-15), IM-Defensoras send a plea to CSW to take effective measures to eradicate violence against women human rights defenders. The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders 
National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Mexico
On the 25thand 26th of January, the National Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Network convened a meeting of more than 60 indigenous, rural and mestiza WHRD.  Dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of women, they gathered from diverse regions of the country for the Third National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico. 
Laura Carlsen
Attacks against women and women activists are on the rise in Mexico and Central America. Policy analyst and journalist Laura Carlsen details this dangerous trend.  Also available in Spanish (file below) and in English on: America's Program Huffington Post * Photo courtesy of America's Program. 
La Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Defensoras de Derechos (IM-defensoras)