ON 25th NOVEMBER, WE SPEAK OUT AGAINST WOMAN-KILLING IN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA
25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the beginning of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. To mark it, the Central America Women’s Network (CAWN) and the Honduran Women’s Studies Centre (CEMH) are holding three events condemning the rising violence against women and girls in the region and worldwide and calling for an end to this violence:
25 Nov, 4–6pm: Parliamentary meeting. House of Commons, London
26 Nov, 7.30pm: Film screening, followed by Q&A “Killer’s Paradise: Women Victims of Violence in Guatemala ”. Bolivar Hall, London , W1T.
27 Nov, 3-6pm: Seminar “Extreme forms of Violence against Women: Femicide in Mexico and Central America ”. Woburn House Conference Centre, London , WC1.
The Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras is organising a protest at the US Embassy in London on the evening of Nov 4 to demand that the recent power-sharing deal be implemented and President Zelaya returned to power.
PROTEST AT THE US EMBASSY!
Reinstate President Zelaya Now! Defend human rights in Honduras!
Wednesday November 4, 5.30-7.30pm
At the US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1A.
A deal was reached last week in Honduras that should see the return of President Zelaya to office. But so far this has not been implemented. There are already many reports that this will be delayed by those opposed to the return of Zelaya, including in the Supreme Court and Congress, which both have to approve the deal. President Manuel Zelaya has warned about a possible "manipulation" by the coup government after signing the agreement that could return him to power and end the crisis in his country.
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RESTORE DEMOCRACY IN HONDURAS
Public Meeting — Wednesday 14 October, 7.30pm
No more dictators in Latin America
End all US financial support to the coup
Katherine Ronderos (Central America Women’s Network) will give an eyewitness account of her recent visit to Honduras.
Tony Lloyd MP, Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party
Sally Hunt, TUC General Council International Spokesperson
Colin Burgon MP
Alvaro Sanchez, Counsellor, Venezuela Embassy
Steve Hart, Regional Secretary, Unite London and Eastern
Karen Mitchell, Thompsons Solicitors
Dr Francisco Dominguez, Head of Latin America Studies, Middlesex Uni
Bernard Regan, National Secretary Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Plus videos and messages from Honduras
Download an electronic version of the summer issue of Central America Report.
Since the Honduran president was forced from office, UK-based solidarity organisations and trade unions have grouped together to lobby for the return of democracy in the Central American country.
The Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras has a blog with regular posts in English on the latest events. There is also video - for example, showing violence unleashed against crowds who had gathered at the Brazilian embassy to support President Zelaya who's sheltering there after his surprise return to the Honduran capital: http://committeeagainsthondurascoup.blogspot.com/
Here is a link to the Report which our delegation just published on the current situation in Honduras:http://www.crossbordernetwork.org/....Please feel free to send this on and publish this widely.
I'm writing toshare information about the unjust trial of Raul Figueroa Sarti, publisher of F&G Editores in Guatemala http://www.fygeditores.com/. For more detailed information about the case: http://web.me.com/kathyswebmail/Raul_Figueroa_Sarti/Case_Update.html.
Juana Mendez will be remembered in Guatemala as the first woman who succeeded in achieving a conviction against a serving police officer for mistreating her in custody.
During her detention at the police station in Nebaj she was raped and sexually assaulted by several officers, one of whom was finally brought to justice. The Institute of Comparative Studies in Penal Sciences, ICCPG from its initials in Spanish, and Project Counselling Services, have made a film about the case which you can see here, in three parts:
The FMLN have won El Salvador’s presidential elections, ending two decades of conservative rule by the ARENA party. Mauricio Funes (FMLN) took 51.3% of the vote to Rodrigo Avila’s (ARENA) 48.7%.