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Women Nobel Laureates united to increase the power and visibility of women’s groups working globally for peace, justice and equality.

RT @Wolfe321: Survivors of rape and genocide, hidden in plain sight @WomenUndrSiege http://t.co/i83LXSdf cc @NobelWomen @Maria_Hinojosa ...
RT @veronicaeye: FINALLY! Uploaded the photos I want to share from the @NobelWomen trip: http://t.co/idjBLKk9 Enjoy! 257 photos! Just le ...
GUATEMALA: "Only the Mayor Will Benefit from the Mine" via @ipsnews http://t.co/mT0P0mNv #defensoras
< 30% of Op Eds are by wmn, 1/4 bylines! @ipsnews & indie media ensure wmn are part of the convo #SupportyrMedia http://t.co/TVWxu4uN
RT @Wolfe321: My story in @TheAtlantic today: Reckoning With a #Genocide in #Guatemala http://t.co/ThC7Aamq #defensoras
We support independent media! Show your love to @IPSnews for #supportyrmedia day, Feb 15 http://t.co/TVWxu4uN
Another great blog post from Guatemala, written by Veronica Arreola – Radical acts of organization. http://t.co/fYsr3APo #defensoras
US Senate filed an amendment to resurrect Keystone pipeline. @nobelwomen join the blitz!!! Send a message now http://t.co/R7O1vy6o #NoKXL
RT @veronicaeye: Click on sample column to read @Maria_Hinojosa's column about the @NobelWomen delegation in Mexico: http://t.co/Fqf29k6W
RT @thirdfirefilms: Jody Williams @NobelWomen "What you do to make the world a better place is all that matters" in film Get Real! Wise ...
Check this out to learn how Women Under Siege has turned up the volume - women’s voices on sexual violence http://t.co/kbeFBeod
Check out new web site Women Under Siege, great new source for info on sexual violence! http://t.co/tLYAXprZ
Urgent action: Mexican defensora Norma Andrade attacked again. Urge #Mexico govt to protect #defensoras http://t.co/Ami9jrOS
Just ret'd from Guatemalan highlands - met with indigenous women impacted by mining. Cracked houses, contaminated water, more. #defensoras
[Take Action] Mexican #defensora Norma Andrade has been attacked again. Call for her protection now. http://t.co/vYPNVres
RT @CireCelestino: TODAS con #NormaAndrade, basta de violencia contra #defensoras
RT @newmaya: Headed West with #defensoras to hear stories from mining activists. Post-delegation work continues!
RT @TheMarthaChaves: watch and SHARE this video https://t.co/UIDwTjZA por eso le doy RT http://t.co/HD6BvyUr via @yomedeclaro #defensora ...
¡Actúa! - Activista atacada continúa en riesgo. http://t.co/vYPNVres #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "As a woman I’m v glad that part of #genocide case is also crimes agnst women." #Guatemala's pioneering AG Claudia P ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Among charges agnst fmr #Guatemala dictator Rios Montt are 1,485 acts of sexual violence against women http://t.co/e ...
RT @TheMarthaChaves: ONG repudian el nuevo ataque contra #NormaAndrade, defensora de los derechos humanos! #SoyNormaAndrade http://t.co/ ...
RT @TheMarthaChaves: Amnesty Internacional demands to Mexican Authorities to provide effective protection to #Norma #Andrade http://t.co ...
RT @not_hiding: Via @AIMexico Activist, #NormaAndade,who cofounded "Bring Our Daughters Safely Home" attacked for 2nd time...
Leaving Guatemala: Jody quotes indigenous woman: “We're criminalized 4 defending our rts & our land.” http://t.co/siGZ5DUz #defensoras
RT @wolfe321: Thank you to the women I met in #Mexico, #Honduras, #Guatemala. Your stories will be told. Hugs to my @NobelWomen...
MT @sarah_harmer: I knew this trip would be good, but not this good. Muchos gracias a todos y todas (my spanish still sucks)...
But stay tuned in to #defensoras, we have more photos, reflections, videos, etc to share with you! TKU so much for listening & sharing!
And huge TKU to all of our brilliant hosts, and the women who shared their stories. We heard, we are motivated to enact change. #defensoras
Delegation officially over - an intense and amazing trip. TKU to all our amazing delegates - so talented, engaged, passionate. #defensoras
Photos: Day 9 Guatemala - visited National Archives (records of murdered,disappeared), mtgs w officials. http://t.co/ctXOdgI3 #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: NYC back safe and sound though filled w/emotion from all we witnessed @nobelwomen #defensoras Gracias Mujeres for yo ...
RT @TheMarthaChaves: The world as they knew it ended when the Spaniards "conquered" & ripped them off. But the Mayans will prevail! #de ...
RT @TheMarthaChaves: #peoplewhomatter Jody Williams Nobel Peace winner 1997. At war with war all of her life #defensoras Thanks for cari ...
Take Action: Demand justice for #defensoras of Atenco--sexually assaulted after protesting against land grab http://t.co/QeDjkAG6
RT @Wolfe321: Inside #Guatemala's National Police Archives, where the smell of mold & terror is astounding. #defensoras...
RT @lizbernstein: Jody in Guatemala: Mining is the modern Conquest [SP] La minería es la versión moderna de la Conquista http://t.co/R44 ...
RT @Wolfe321: We're commemorating the murder of Rigoberta Menchu's father at the burning of the Spanish Emb 32 yrs ago. #defensoras http ...
RT @LizetteTejada: Listening to @sarah_harmer on @CBCR2Morning and thinking of her work now with @NobelWomen .Feeling so proud and thank ...
RT @Wolfe321: With @NobelWomen at #Guatemala's National Police archives. They're cataloging 80 mil secret docs. #defensoras http://t.co/ ...
Key Case: Mindi Rodas, #Guatemala - sadly this is a fairly typical case of impunity in a case of #VAW. http://t.co/dpE61PVx #defensoras
We met with sisters in Mexico, fighting for release of their activist parents: Demand release Eva & Marcial http://t.co/F8EkmlZH #defensoras
Profile: Elba Rubio, #Honduras - a case emblematic of the situation of #defensoras in the region. http://t.co/E6xFSGTA
Action, not words: Jody Williams blogs about our mtgs w/ political leaders in #Mexico & sharing the msgs of #defensoras http://t.co/aYNpMUfh
Honduran Journalist Gilda Silvestrucci Threatened http://t.co/IcSuwQRt #defensoras
THANK YOU to every single one of you for all your RTs and helping get the messages of the women we meet here out to the world! #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Pic of Guat news conf now. Jody Williams: get used to seeing my face. I am coming back. @NobelWomen http://t.co/OquK76ep
Fierce feminists of Honduras: Veronica Arreola blogs about our visit to #Honduras http://t.co/oqHWj7mQ #defensoras
We met with sisters in Mexico, fighting for release of their activist parents: Demand release Eva & Marcial http://t.co/F8EkmlZH #defensoras
Honduran Feminists in Resistance! http://t.co/og8JzKR8 #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: One last briefing before we end our journey. Then off to dinner. #defensoras
Profile: Marisela Escobedo, Mexico http://t.co/yFSZQZ8m #defensoras
Demand justice for the women of Atenco, Mexico http://t.co/MqyTZOBx #defensoras
¿Sabía Ud. que parte de nuestro sitio Web está disponible también es español? http://t.co/ebylI6wR #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: It took 30 years for enough ppl who want to prosecute crimes that occurred during the genocide to be in position to do ...
RT @veronicaeye: "We can't go case by case. We have to change the structure." Clauida Paz, Atty Gen #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: We cannot talk about organized crime without talking about VAW. And of course drug trafficking. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Guatemala is stuck in the middle of the drug trade. Production from the south. Demand from the north. #defensoras
Indigenous women: Multiple layers of victimization – Jody Williams http://t.co/zfBgDuQ4 #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Now mtg with reps from Intl Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala - part of the UN. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Even the UN has to work within the limited Guatemalan system. They rely on G judicial system. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: You can learn more about the International commission against impunity in Guatemala at http://t.co/CEEJ788y. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Next mtg has begun...the UN commission on human rights. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: 58 mining companies have been given licenses by the govt. Not one has been given in consultation w/the Mayan peoples. # ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Hijoles!Las mujeres en #Guatemala son unas fieras!Strong, empowered, fast talking, organized! Wow! I am awake now! ...
Learn more from JASS about Honduran Feminists in Resistance http://t.co/og8JzKR8 #defensoras
Jody Williams on visit to Guerrero state, Mexico "Indigenous women: Multiple layers of victimization" http://t.co/zfBgDuQ4 #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: There is structural & institutionalized violence against women. In Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico... #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Cases of rape are hidden from husbands. Rapes done by police, mining comp security forces. Makes hard to speak publicly ...
RT @veronicaeye: Before govt can keep good stats on VAW, a lot of training has to occur. Capacity is not there. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Many migrant women were forced off their land, forced to travel to look for work. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Hearing, again, the challenges migrant women face on their way to the USA & xenophobia/viol faced *in* the USA. #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: "When Guatemalan women's human rights activists speak out we become target of abuse ourselves" @NobelWomen #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Woman passionately speaking about fact that when women speak out agst viol, govt incr police presence, but that increas ...
RT @veronicaeye: During evictions, murders & burning of homes are reported. Sexual violence is often ignored/not reported. #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Buenos dias amig@s desde Centro America! Last day of testimonies in Guatemala. @nbobelwomen #defensoras #Guatemala
RT @Wolfe321: #Guatemala has created 3 trial courts to deal with crime of #femicide & #VAW. Small step, but something. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Female #Guatemalan union organizers are uniquely subject to sexual harassment and threats, unlike their male counter ...
RT @veronicaeye: As in Mexico & Honduras, when women in Guatemala are killed, govt blames narco viol, blames woman, does not address rea ...
RT @veronicaeye: Rapes were done in public, in front of the whole community. Women not killed after rape were enslaved as domestic/sexua ...
RT @veronicaeye: During the genocide, women's bodies were a battleground. Rape was used to humiliate Mayan/indigenous peoples. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "There is a movement in which the struggle for land relates to women defending the territory of their bodies." #Guat ...
RT @veronicaeye: Increased militarization of Guatemala is seen as part of the security plan for the USA, but results in more violence ag ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: 19 women’s human rights defenders were murdered in #Guatemala last yr, acc. to women's rights group. #defensoras #VAW
RT @veronicaeye: Mayan land is valuable 4African palm planting, mining, hydroelectric dams & drugs. Ppl are forced to sell or face death ...
RT @veronicaeye: It's amazing how the issue of land ownership has included rape & harassment of women. Not surprising though. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Last day in Guatemala. Meetings with women's groups and some govt officials. Right now...coffee! #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: We're at the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation, which houses a school for Mayans. #defensoras #Guatemala http://t.co/g ...
RT @sarah_harmer: In Guatemala City getting ready for a gig! Who woulda thought... #defensoras @NobelWomen
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Just saw @sarah_harmer_harmer perform at TrovaJazz in #Guatemala w/ @NobelWomen. I am such a HUGE FAN. LOVE HER!
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Had a Mayan ceremony of fire and earth this morning. What a special way to start the day! #defensoras @NobelWomen #m ...
Paula Todd W5: Searching for gold at the end of the Guatemalan rainbow | CTV News http://t.co/0wkpGWD9
These #defensoras refuse to stay quiet as mining co's take their land, though they are risking much. Committed to protecting the earth.
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Mining cos. destroyed homes, rivers, bridges when they came thru in trucks. Indigenous women here demanding they fix ...
Indigenous #defensoras from Guatemala: we hope that thru you the govt will hear us - take our msg so our voices will be heard.
RT @sarah_harmer: More shame for Canada. Indigenous woman speaking Mam language giving testimony now. Talking abt Canadian company @Gold ...
RT @Wolfe321: "We don't agree that co. should be increasingly tearing away bowels of mother earth & deepening this tunnel." -Indigenous ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Indigenous woman speaking Mam language giving testimony now. Talking abt Canadian company GoldCorps. @NobelWomen #de ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "Our bodies are considered the first territory to be invaded." Mayan woman while describing the invasion of her land ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Beginning our briefing with indigenous #Guatemalan women to hear their stories of struggle and violence. #VAW #defen ...
RT @Wolfe321: #Honduras had 14 #journalists killed since 2010. CPJ confirms ~3 as related to their work. Frank LaRue: ea needs investiga ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: CONAPREVI rep: "We can't blame #VAW on gangs. Causes r inequality & power structures that place women at lower socie ...
MT @veronicaeye: Hearing from the Pres of the Natl office on Women. Says women's rights linked to peace process in Guatemala. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Of course the femicide law just makes the govt treat women's murders as seriously as men's murders. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Some lawyers are suing to declare femicide laws unconstitutional. They say it discriminates agst men. #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Violence agnst womn affects all womn in #Guatemala. Causes have to do w/discrimination, subordination says govt rep ...
RT @veronicaeye: VAW gets blamed on drug trade. easier to blame outsiders, than deal w/ reality of economic injustice. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: The Guatemalan feminist comm has a 10yr plan to combat DV. Working inside & outside the government. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #Guatemala's SEPREM: V important that health care system connects w legal authorities so #rape cases can be brought. ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Photo of the morning debrief @NobelWomen #defensoras Intense patriarchy, sexual violence, corruption in #Guatemal ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: We're hearing from two women who work in the #Guatemalan govt, trying to keep women's rights on the national agenda. ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #Guatemala's SEPREM estimates 842 #femicides in 2010. Up from 537 in 2008. Down to 711 in 2011. #VAW #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: The 1st case to try any of the 100,000 rapes in #Guatemala 80s war is in process right now--15 women, some held as s ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #Guatemala activist Luz Mendez estimates 660 women are killed every yr, many found w signs of #sexualizedviolence & ...
RT @Wolfe321: At a human rights briefing in #Guatemala City. Will be live-tweeting as possible. #VAW #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Pamela Yates who made "Granito" is documemting the delegation with her partner Kara Andrade. http://t.co/7qxQIA0u #defe ...
Paula Todd: In Mexico, a tale of two victims of the same violent culture - The Globe and Mail http://t.co/LoetCaR4 #defensoras
Laura Carlsen writes about women of Mexico in The Drug War's Invisible Victims | FPIF http://t.co/sWwL8b8x #defensoras
RT @themarthachaves: #defensoras arrive in Guate and watch Paula Yates "Granitos" the day after Rios Montt faces charges of genocide and...
It's a privilege to have you with us MT @sarah_harmer: This trip is blowing my mind. I feel such privilege and responsibility... #defensoras
Dictator in the dock: #Guatemala – blog post by filmmaker Pamela Yates http://t.co/skS3RR5u #defensoras #RiosMontt
RT @sarah_harmer: Rios Montt- 1st Central American dictator charged w #genocide. Huge precedent. Watch "Granito- How to Nail a Dictator" ...
RT @Wolfe321: Gen. Rios Montt to be tried for #genocide in #Guatemala. It's a privilege to be in the country--there is a hopeful feelin ...
RT @Wolfe321: Abt to watch "Granito" w filmmaker & delegate Pamela Yates in #Guatemala. Amazing 1 day after #Montt arrest. #defensoras c ...
RT @sarah_harmer: Now in Guatemala, these women set a high bar of welcoming+warmth. Excited for Pamela Yates film Granito- How to Nail a ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Pic of arrival dinner @NobelWomen #defensoras. New country, new amigas feministas now in Guatemala. So good to be ba ...
RT @veronicaeye: Jody is reinforcing that we heard from women suffering from impact of mining companies polluting of waterways. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: One of our hosts stressed that @NobelWomen was invited. "It was much easier to get into govt offices w/our friends." #d ...
RT @veronicaeye: We are preparing to leave Honduras. Jody & host comm members are on stage reporting what we have heard over the last fe ...
RT @veronicaeye: One of the issues raised by the women of Honduras is the implementation of CEDAW. #defensoras http://t.co/0Z6STOwx
RT @WomenUndrSiege: We're at the #Honduras airport & heading o #Guatemala for the last leg of our @NobelWomen journey to hear women's st ...
Jody Williams: Thank you to the Feminists in Resistance of #Honduras. We are with you, we support you, keep up the struggle. #defensoras
Also told President yesterday that militarization of #Honduras with help of US foreign policy is huge problem and must stop. #defensoras
Noted that Pres Lobo told them about need to forgive. Given dire situation of women in #Honduras this is very worrisome. #defensoras
Told press that we shared stories frm #defensoras w/ govt offcls: impunity, lack of investigation, threats, rapes, murder of journos
Held a press conference in Tegucigalpa about situation of #defensoras & response of govt officials to our mtgs.
RT @veronicaeye: Press briefing in Honduras. #defensoras http://t.co/uyzCjLJL
Thank you to all of you for your RT & #FF love. We really appreciate your support!! #defensoras
In Honduras, a Mess Helped by the U.S. http://t.co/SJiqA0b8 #defensoras
RT @lizbernstein: Tantoo Cardinal at Can reception: "As a Canadian I'm concerned about CAN #mining companies in Honduras posing threats ...
Efraín Ríos Montt Accused of Atrocities in #Guatemala - we're on our way there... http://t.co/2Y9uffhH #defensoras
#Guatemala will hold General Ríos responsible for genocide - great news for Guate human rights! We're arriving there later today #defensoras
Follow media coverage of our delegation on our Delicious page & our blog http://t.co/QKkYoXa1 #defensoras
Delegates doing amazing tweeting abt extraordinary women we're meeting & what we're learning. Don't miss it - follow #defensoras
As we arr'd in Honduras Rigoberta Menchú had to leave country w/ news that her sister had died. We send our love & condolences! #defensoras
RT @cjaramillo: http://t.co/gg42HGAr @NobelWomen #defensoras
Here to meet women human rts defenders & hear their strategies to end violence. They are targets. Courageous #defensoras. @MargaretAtwood
RT @Wolfe321: Teachers line up to hand in papers to try to retire--if they don't by tmrw they wait 5 more yrs. #Honduras #defensoras htt ...
RT @cjaramillo: Defensoras de DDHH en Mexico piden justicia http://t.co/oEQ2D4bP @FMEPI #defensoras @NobelWomen
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Finishing up live-tweeting our meeting w #Honduran women activists. More tk from here and then #Guatemala late tomor ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Canadian delegate/singer @sarah_harmer singing "Deep in the Valley" to our Honduran hosts. If you haven't heard her, ...
RT @lizbernstein: Closing with music. Karla Lara 'art should be enjoyable but also have a political meaning' #defensoras
RT @lizbernstein: #Feminists in resistance in #honduras. "I'm a member of the front of popular resistance, I'm not embarrassed." #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: We've got a photo album of our trip so far thru #Mexico & #Honduras w @NobelWomen here http://t.co/NOZSxo3b on our F ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Agreed. JASS' Lisa VeneKlasen telling #Honduran women's rts activists: "We feel the pain and anger over this true in ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Since the coup in #Honduras we have regressed 40 years in terms of women's rights says one woman @NobelWomen #femini ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "We have no voice. We have no right to vote. It’s as if we aren’t even from our own country." -#Honduran women's rig ...
RT @Wolfe321: "As when children are drowning that’s how I ask for help from intl rights groups...It’s a living hell here." #Honduran act ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "Women are tortured and beaten in the streets but because of impunity there is no followup." -#Honduran women's righ ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Growth of femicides much higher in #Honduras than that of homicides. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Despite the violence Honduran women live under, many of these women have hope for peace. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: 81% of crimes against women were armed crimes. An increase in femicide/crime. #defensoras
RT @sarah_harmer: Honduran land rights activist: 'when I accepted to chair our local committee I was afraid- the previous chairperson wa ...
RT @Wolfe321: ...violence against women and the media are dramatically on the rise since 2009. #defensoras
RT @lizbernstein: 'conservative churches have become particularly involved in repression of women’s reproductive rights' #honduran #defe ...
RT @Wolfe321: "In #Honduras what we’re seeing is punishment for thinking. I think everyone here has felt it." -Women's rights activist # ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #Honduran women's rts defenders being displaced: "Many of us threatened not to go back to where we’re born & raised. ...
RT @veronicaeye: The church, following the coup, has become even more restrictive of women's Repro rights. #defensoras
RT @lizbernstein: 'we want level of violence & #femicides in our country to be known intly' 460 femcides in #Honduras in 2011 & so far ...
RT @veronicaeye: Woman telling of how son was about to be detained, he turned on his phone, she found him. #defensoras
RT @Wolfe321: "We're in constant fear of being murdered at any time." -#Transgender woman in #Honduras #defensoras #LGBT
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "Many of my colleagues are sex workers bec we have so few poss for work & education." -#Transgender woman in #Hondur ...
RT @veronicaeye: A univ expelled human rts educators, but still offers a degree in human rights. *sigh* #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "We're in constant fear of being murdered at any time." -#Transgender woman in #Honduras #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Transgender activist says 62 cases of hate crimes, increased since coup. Their leader was murdered. No investigation. # ...
RT @veronicaeye: The woman just speaking is president of an org. The last Pres was murdered. Brave. #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: #defensoras @NobelWomen Police get only 6 months of training. They need training on sexual violence & Dom violence. ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #Honduran govt does not keep records of how many rapes occur. We have no numbers for 2011. -Women's activist #defensoras
RT @Wolfe321: Legally you can buy up to 5 weapons per person in #Honduras. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "It’s like there is no justice. But there is justice for the 10 rich families in this country." #Honduran women's ac ...
RT @lizbernstein: struggle in Zacate Grande: 60 women &men activists criminalized for civil disobedience: charged with illegally using t ...
RT @veronicaeye: She was protesing fact there are only 4 public beaches in her area. Arrested, beaten, still getting threats. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Woman #4 discussing success of starting community radio. Then paramilitary took over. Criminal charges agnst those who ...
RT @lizbernstein: HR defender was kidnapped by 4 masked men. Farmers just want to farm on their land. Evicted. 'Authorities protect aggr ...
RT @veronicaeye: Just recently a colleague was kidnapped by 4 masked men. The farmers just want to farm on their land. Being evicted. #d ...
RT @veronicaeye: 2nd woman speaking was picked up by police for protesting the land grab. Women fought for yrs to get rt to own land. #d ...
RT @lizbernstein: how militarization & private security co now throughout the country -rural areas too- supporting transnatlonal corps # ...
RT @veronicaeye: Hearing from 5 women. 1st talks of environmental concerns, trans natl comps whose energy projects are displacing indige ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: The only source of employment is the military in rural areas. Other option is migration. -#Honduran women's rights a ...
Follow #defensoras - live tweeting testimonies of Honduran womn - thr courage in the face of violence & risk to their lives is staggering.
Of the 460 femicide cases in 2011, only seven have been brought to the justice system. Shocking. #defensoras
RT @lizbernstein: 'must carry out struggle against militarization in terms of reducing military budgets in Honduras and from all of our ...
RT @lizbernstein: land rights activist: 'when I accepted to chair our local committee I was afraid because the previous chairperson was ...
RT @lizbernstein: ‘When we get up in the morning we are victims but when we go to bed at night we are survivors’ #honduran #defensoras @ ...
So far this year (2012), 16 women have been murdered in #Honduras (registered murders). We are only 26 days in... #defensoras
Between the years of 2004 and 2011, there were a total of 6239 homicides of women in #Honduras (official numbers) #defensoras #femicide #VAW
There were 460 #femicides (murders of women) in #Honduras in 2011 - that is about 1 every 16 hours. #defensoras
RT @Wolfe321: Please follow @WomenUndrSiege @Maria_Hinojosa @NobelWomen @lizbernstein @veronicaeye for more tweets from Honduras on #def ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Rigoberta Menchu flew w us from Guatemala to Honduras for the delegation but had to leave immediately for a death in ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: About to hear from a couple dozen #Honduran women activists. We won't be tweeting names--too dangerous. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Another 300 mining projects are being planned. That would be 500 mining projects in our country. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: There is still a lot of gold here, we fear the mining could restart. 174 diff mining projects are approved - silver, go ...
RT @Wolfe321: "We’re asking for protection & safety for those who work in this area & for those who cover this [#journalists]." -#Hondur ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "What women need, want, desire is 1st of all health. We demand answer to our health problems." -#Honduran woman #min ...
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Activists says max penalty for mining corps acting badly in Honduras is only $700. Unbelievable! #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: 19 people have been jailed for defending the environment. A woman journo was threatened for covering mining issues. #de ...
RT @veronicaeye: Mining comps prioritize water for industrial use, not for people. #defensoras
60% of mining companies in the world trade on Toronto stock exchange, mostly Canadian. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: The population near the mine no longer have water because the govt granted rights to most wells to the mining compan ...
RT @veronicaeye: Nearly 43% of people living near mining areas have heavy metals in their system. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: We have health problems: skin issues & high concetrations of heavy metals-lead & arsenic in blood. -#Honduran mining ...
RT @veronicaeye: Now a woman is giving us perspective of women against mining. Stressing that men suffer human rts violations too. #defe ...
RT @veronicaeye: Under CAFTA & Canadian free trade agreement, if Honduran govt changes policy, comps can sue Honduran govt. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Since coup, govt talks abt "socializing laws"=letting people know what they’ve already decided to do. #Honduran mini ...
RT @veronicaeye: Following the 2009 coup, we have had no input with current mining bill. Bill stalled, but still not in discussions. #de ...
Good morning! Day 2 #Honduras. Presentation from @miningwatch and Honduran activists on mining issues #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Mining law sanctions are equiv to $700 - highest fine for any error mining comps make. All done w/o comm input. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: At briefing on the problems of mining in #Honduras--will cover water rights, human rights, land rights, etc. #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: Now hearing from a man organing against mining. Main concerns: neoliberal agenda; no longer just comp, but govts at tab ...
RT @veronicaeye: The last time mining comp's came in was during Hurricane Mitch. We are in a 'post'-coup era. Very biz friendly environm ...
RT @veronicaeye: Morning feministas! Listening to a woman from Mining Watch Canada. #defensoras
Impunity is a blank cheque: Jody Williams' blog post on day one of #defensoras trip http://t.co/nXnPvxbh
RT @maria_hinojosa: Honduran mujer journo: If we touch on structural issues of inequality we are even more attacked in Honduras #defensoras
RT @veronicaeye: This is what feminism looks like #defensoras http://t.co/teqcuoC3
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres reports 343 women killed in 2010 vs. 133 in 2002. #Femicide steadily ...
First day in Honduras. Learned that 1 woman was killed here every 16 hours from Jan-Sep 2011. World needs to know. #defensoras
RT @maria_hinojosa: inspired by wmn who under threat cont to believe in freedom of press. Makes me stronger in my own work... #defensoras
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Honduran woman journo now talking abt threats. Says we live under threat.Country is full of violence & insecurity @N ...
RT @maria_hinojosa: #defensoras News conf now hearing abt female journos in Honduras. One received death threats & her kids too.
RT @WomenUndrSiege: On the way to a public #Honduran Women's Day celebration w @NobelWomen that has already seen military intervention t ...
RT @Fem2pt0: Care about global women's rights? Follow @NobelWomen & @veronicaeye for stories from the #defensoras delegation to S. Ameri ...
RT @veronicaeye: Early morning...again. Adios, Mexico! Off to Honduras. #defensoras
RT @tantooC: #defensoras mtng at Canadian embassy. it's clear there is no political oomph to make Canadian mining Co.'s behave. Fat Takers
Up very early to fly to Honduras. Looking forward to learning about the unique situation of women there. #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "To me the word 'victim' becomes less & less relevant." - @NobelWomen's Rachel Vincent on the transformation to acti ...
RT @rabbleca: Follow @NobelWomen @sarah_harmer @veronicaeye for stories from the #defensoras delegation to Mex, Honduras & Guatemala htt ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: #CiudadJuarez Commission Against Violence wants a mixed male/female police force to investigate disappearances of wo ...
RT @Wolfe321: Done tweeting abt misery for the day. Here's something I saw today in Guerrero. Goodnight, all. More tmrw. #defensoras htt ...
RT @Wolfe321: Just wrapped up meeting with #Mexico Supreme Court Justice Olga Sanchez. Transparency is her key word. #defensoras
RT @Wolfe321: Heading to meet with Commission to Prevent Violence against Women in #CiudadJuarez. #VAW #defensoras
RT @sarah_harmer: Met with EU, US, UK and Canadian Diplomats at CDN Embassy in Mex City to push their work protecting women in worsening ...
We will carry their stories - blog post from #defensoras delegation from @veronicaeye http://t.co/ydvrm5TQ
RT @veronicaeye: @Maria_Hinojosa & @JodyWilliams97 at @NobelWomen mtg http://t.co/IrildpHQ
RT @GlobalFundWomen: "This world's not going to change unless we're willing to change ourselves." - Novel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Mench ...
Photo Gallery – Mexico Day 1 – wmn frm all over Mexico fighting violence and injustice w strength & grace http://t.co/pnbkqrf4 #defensoras
Do not miss - powerful blog post by Jody Williams about the people of Atenco, #Mexico http://t.co/tmKwcvwf #defensoras
RT @_moshi_moshi: Diagnóstico 2010-2011 #Defensoras de #DDHH en México descárgalo en: http://t.co/l3wUsvYG…
Canadian singer & delegate @sarah_harmer performing in Guatemala City near the end of our journey together http://t.co/16CTeF4j #defensoras
RT @Wolfe321: Stories from indigenous women in #Guerrero tdy overwhelming: women fighting just to work, feed children, stop being raped. ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: "Mother told me, don't go to school. Men have all the rights. You'll be like me. I wanted to break that chain." -ind ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: There's 1 women's shelter in region & she can't go if she has any living relatives. Then she undergoes psych testing ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: (2/2) in Spanish even if she speaks local lang only. You have no qualifying psych "damage" if you can't speak to ...
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Women of #Guerrero say when an activist disappears it is by default due to drug violence. It's an excuse--likely gov ...
Thank you @greenbeltmovmnt and good luck to you too in your travels!
RT @dailynation: Pre-trial chamber ruling on #Ocampo6 confirms charges on #Uhuru, #Ruto, #Sang and #Muthaura. #ICCverdict
RT @GreenBeltMovmnt: Today Kenya will learn ICC findings for #Ocampo6 accused of election violence. We want to see justice, and peace, f ...
Lots of great media coverage of our #defensoras delegation to Mexico, Honduras & Guatemala. Follow it here: http://t.co/QKkYoXa1
Thanks @globalfundwomen ! Luz Méndez is amazing - we'll see her again when we get to Guatemala! http://t.co/buSGbYka
Off early to meet indigenous women #defensoras in #Guerrero: Our hosts for the day: @. No wifi today, we'll save up & post on return!
Video: Rigoberta Menchú Tum – Nobel Women's Initiative delegation to Mexico, Honduras & Guatemala http://t.co/VllUxZNg
RT @Daptnhe: Cerca de 30 #defensoras y víctimas presentan ahora testimonio ante @NobelWomen y delegación internacional. JASS @consorciom ...
#defensoras ask us to share their stories w/ world. In Mex "Violence agnst women is on the rise & also becoming increasingly invisible"
RT @consorciomx: Jody Williams @NobelWomen en el Diálogo Internacional sobre violencia contra las mujeres en México #defensoras http:/ ...
RT @consorciomx: Alicia Leal: ¿Qué necesitamos hacer las mujeres para ser escuchadas? Queremos solamente JUSTICIA @NobelWomen #defensoras
Follow the live tweets of @veronicaeye @Maria_Hinojosa @Wolfe321 from powerful meeting w #defensoras in Mexico. Extraordinary stories.
RT @veronicaeye: I started twitter list of our delegation: https://t.co/Y06mgnsm
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Testimony now from Mexican women journalists: after Iraq Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a journo. @nobelwomen
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: Somos tratadas con burla o indiferecia por parte del gobiero. Quote from a mom who has 4 sons disappeared #defensora ...
Delegates posting live frm mtg w wmn frm all over Mex. Powerful testimonies of #VAW & staggeringly courageous wmn fighting it #defensoras
Follow @Maria_Hinojosa @Wolfe321 @veronicaeye @over the next 10 days for live tweets from our delegation. #defensoras
It's finally here! Delegates have all arrived, and the delegation begins today! Meeting with #defensoras from around Mexico this morning
RT @womenundrsiege: We're using #defensoras while tweeting as part of the @NobelWomen delegation to #Mexico #Honduras #Guatemala. Arrived...
RT @maria_hinojosa: @NobelWomen Our delegation will bear witness & listen to the women on the frontlines. It is our duty and honor to do so.
RT @Maria_Hinojosa: This is a moment in Mexico unlike any other. A quote from a feminist human rights lawyer addressing #defensoras dele ...
Mujeres Premio Nobel de la Paz demandan esclarecimiento de femicidios en Honduras http://t.co/wDu1rI8U #defensoras
Powerful piece by Felicity Hill! My Visit To Fukushima | http://t.co/5GqX5pI2 http://t.co/N83SvZCS @wilpf
Nobeles de la Paz investigarán asesinato de mujeres - Prensa Libre http://t.co/jVM6gMjA #defensoras
Rigoberta Menchú encabezará investigación sobre muerte de mujeres - LaTribuna.hn http://t.co/Cp4z3H4Y #defensoras
La Jornada: Víctimas de violencia de género, 75% de las defensoras de derechos humanos http://t.co/W96e2lbI #defensoras
Campaña contra violencia hacia la mujer en Honduras, Guatemala y México http://t.co/zthovO3V #defensoras
RT @WomenUndrSiege: Getting ready to travel Jan 21-31 w @nobelwomen to #Mexico #Honduras & #Guatemala to meet with women human rights de ...
Staff are on the ground in Mexico doing last minute preparations to welcome the delegates, arriving tomorrow! #defensoras
Laureates lead delegation to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala - Jan 22-31. Join us online! http://t.co/bavLZoYp #defensoras
RT @ipsnews: CANADA: Opposition Builds to New "Tar Sands" Pipeline #humanrights http://t.co/SYbThvSK
Tweeting about our delegation to #Mexico #Honduras #Guatemala using #defensoras - the word for women human rights defenders in Spanish!
RT @TheMarthaChaves: Getting ready to be part of the @NobelWomen delegation!
Nonviolent Israeli peace activists promoting peaceful relations betw Israelis & Palestinians defamed in Israeli paper http://t.co/py5sSRn5
RT @womenundrsiege: #Honduras has world's highest homicide rate: 82 per 100,000 people killed. We'll be there soon w @NobelWomen to...
RT @womenundrsiege: We're heading to #Mexico, #Honduras, #Guatemala to investigate #femicide w @NobelWomen. Here's a primer on the word:...
RT @veronicaeye: @mexicanwoman Going to D.F. then Honduras then Guatemala with @NobelWomen for 10 days.