El Salvador

Roundtable on Right to Defend Human Rights presents bill for defender protection with comprehensive, gender-based perspective

OnTuesday, October 31st, in commemoration of National Human Rights Defender Day, the Roundtable on the Right to Defend Human Rights held a press conference to expose the situation faced by defenders working for the construction of a just, equitable and solidary society through compliance with human rights in El Salvador. Participants included the Salvadoran Network […]

3 November 2017

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Police break into home of defender Sonia Sánchez

SONIA SÁNCHEZ Activity Territorial defender and defender of common property Attack experienced Forcible entry THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of June 7th, the residence of defender Sonia Sánchez was forcibly entered by members of the National Civil Police, who asked routine qüestions about the number of people líving in the house at the […]

4 July 2017

Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, Just Associates (JASS), Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, International Protection, the Urgent Action Fund, Bread for the World and the International Peace Brigades (PBI), in coordination with organizations in Mexico, the Andean Region and the Latin American South, held the Regional Gathering of Defenders of the Land, […]

13 June 2017

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