El Salvador

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Specialized Unit for Crimes of Corruption of the Attorney General’s Office of El Salvador raids offices of 7 organizations, including several women’s and feminist organizations.

Agents of the Corruption Crimes Specialized Unit of the Attorney General’s Office of El Salvador (FGR, Spanish initials), along with Salvadorian Army troops, raided the offices of at least 7 human rights organizations:  Las Melidas Feminist Organization, Tecleñas Women’s Association, FUNDASAN, FUNDASPAD, PROCOMES, PRO-VIDA and A Helping Hand. The incident took place on Monday morning […]

23 November 2021

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Approval of “Foreign Agents Law” would pose a serious threat to human rights organizations in the country

On 9 November, following President Nayib Bukele’s orders, the Minister of Interior and Territorial Development presented the proposed “Foreign Agents Law” to the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders of El Salvador and IM-Defensoras are concerned that approving this proposed law would pose a serious threat to the […]

15 November 2021

We denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights in El Salvador.

We -and several other women human rights defenders from Latin America and Europe-, are very concerned about the situation in El Salvador. We are witnessing progressive human rights deterioration. Authoritarianism consolidates and hate speeches proliferate against those who exercise their right to inform and defend human rights.  Documented facts represent examples of this:  The President’s attempt to […]

29 September 2021

More than 60 Civil society organisations denounce the alarming deterioration of human rights situation in El Salvador

Human rights organisations express concern regarding the deterioration of the human rights situation, consolidation of authoritarian rule and hate speech against human rights defenders, organisations and media in El Salvador. The deteriorating human rights situation is a result of President Nayib Bukele and his party’s abuse of power, as well as the ongoing dismantling of […]

18 August 2021

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Commission of Justice and Human Rights of Legislative Assembly “files away” bill for recognition and holistic protection of human rights defenders.

On Wednesday May 19th, the Commission of Justice and Human Rights of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador decided to shelve the proposed “Law for the recognition and comprehensive protection of human rights defenders.”  This bill is the fruit of work carried on since 1917 by a wide variety of organizations and collectives that make […]

21 May 2021