2020 has been a year that we will never forget and that brought us countless challenges.
During the pandemic, the construction of energy and infrastructure megaprojects continued, as they were considered essential activities.
On March 8, 2021, during the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Yesica Sánchez, feminist lawyer and deputy director of Consorcio Oaxaca, raised concerns about the increase in murders and threats against human rights defenders , particularly women, in Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Indonesia and Kenya, through this statement:
Tlapa, Guerrero 22nd of Juanuary 2021.
Relatives of victims of disappearance, human rights defenders and human rights organizations met virtually and members of the diplomatic corps. The meeting held yesterday, January 21, 2021, had the objective: to inform international actors about the human rights situation in the state of Guerrero, and in particular about the deepening of the disappearance crisis that the entity is experiencing, through the direct testimonies of their relatives and the accompanying organizations.
Last Thursday, July 2, PBI organized a virtual seminar on the defense of the rights of migrants in the time of COVID-19 in collaboration with Madrid’s University Carlos III, and for which we had the presence of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants from the United Nations, Professor Felipe González Morales.
PBI Mexico continues to provide remote accompaniment to human rights defenders, doing permanent monitoring and analysis, and informing the international community and relevant authorities about the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico.