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Defensoras de los derechos humanos de 19 países exigen que se ponga fin a la violencia y la discriminación que siguen poniendo en peligro sus vidas, sus derechos y sus trabajo indispensable en pro de la justicia e igualdad. Vea las recomendaciones.
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Women human rights defenders from 19 countries demand an end to the violence and discrimination that continues to put their lives, rights, and indispensable work for justice and equality at risk. Read their recommendations here.
Read the recommendations of 32 women defenders to states and to the United Nations on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and protect women activists from violence.
JASS joins with the Latin American Working Group, the AFL-CIO and 10 other international organizations along with 6 Members of Congress to support the Organization of American States' (OAS) call for new elections in Honduras.
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Over 80 local, national, regional, and international organizations signed the following letter addressed to the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (FinnFund). expressing their concern with details shared during the July 6th announcement by the FMO and Finnfund regarding their withdrawal from the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The letter was delivered to the Managing Director and CEO at the FinnFund and CEO at the FMO in early August 2017. 
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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.
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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).  
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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. 
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