El Salvador

GOOD NEWS! / IACHR ACCEPTS CASE OF MANUELA, the Salvadoran woman imprisoned for having a miscarriage

Manuela got pregnant in 2008 and due to her frail health condition brought on by an undiagnosed lymphatic càncer, suffered a miscarriage in 2009. Instead of stopping the patient’s bleeding, the hospital doctors reported her to the authorities. She was arrested and handcuffed while still in bed, convalescing from the hemorrage. Having no access to […]

28 April 2017

SORORITY / #LawPassed #ElSalvadorFreeOfMetalMining

We celebrate the unanimous passage with 69 votes of the law against metal mining. The tireless struggle waged by human rights defenders for over 10 years has not been in vain. Now more than ever we can say that the cowardly bullets that took the lives of Dora Alicia Sorto, Marcelo and Ramiro Rivera could […]

3 April 2017

Berta didn’t die, she multiplied…

On Thursday, March 2nd, one year after the murder of our comrade Berta Cáceres, many organizations and people all over the planet responded to the call sent out by COPINH and joined in the unanimous demand for justice and the celebration of a legacy of feminist struggle in defense of the territory, life, and dignity […]

4 March 2017

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Alarming increase in hate crimes and culture against LGBTTTI persons

Members of LGBTTTI communities Activity Sexual, reproductive and LBGTTTI rights Attacks experienced Hate crimes, Hate culture FACTS – Last February 23rd, the Normal Collective released a statement denouncing the fact that between February 19th and 21st, at least 3 women were victims of hate crimes in El Salvador. In all cases, the públic statements of the Attorney […]

24 February 2017

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Smear campaign intensifies, threats and verbal misogynous attacks against Margarita Posada, Coordinator of the National Health Forum

MARGARITA POSADA Organization National Health Forum Activity Social and econòmic rights Attacks experienced Threats, Smear campaign, Insults on social networks Margarita Posada is a widely recognized #WHRD, Coordinator of the National Health Forum, whose work has been basic in impeding the privatization of social security and supporting a medications law in El Salvador. With an […]

19 December 2016