El Salvador

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / In the electoral context of February 28th, the Salvadoran government must guarantee the right to freely and safely inform and defend human rights and must abstain from any expression whatsoever of hate and violence against women defenders and journalists.

This Sunday, February 28th, legislative and municipal elections are scheduled in El Salvador. They will take place in an alarming situation of political violence, governmental authoritarianism, and repetitive, systematic attacks, both physical and digital, against organizations and persons engaging in their rights to free speech, to inform and to defend human rights. In addition, we […]

27 February 2021

People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat attains halt in construction of shopping center

Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders – Since July 29th of this year, the People’s Assembly of  Cuisnahuat has been engaged in a peaceful action to safeguard the town park after a decision was made by Mayor Gustavo Ernesto Sierra Pérez to disregard the opinion of the community which, ever since 2019 had presented […]

8 October 2020

[WHRD Alert] EL SALVADOR / Attempt at hacking Twitter account of Salvadoran Women Defenders Network

Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders  Activity The right to defend rights; women’s rights  THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Friday, September 25, the Twitter account of the Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders was subjected to several hacking attempts.  This aggression, far from the first to target the Salvadoran […]

28 September 2020

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Mayor of Cuisnahuat relies on National Civil Police to threaten leaders of People’s Assembly

Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders – On Wednesday afternoon September 16th, defenders of the People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat denounced the fact that Mayor Gustavo Sierra utilized the National Civil Police and Units for the Maintenance of Order (UMO) in an effort to evacuate townspeople who have been safeguarding the town park since July […]

18 September 2020

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / National Civil Police attack defender of People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat

Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders – On Thursday morning September 10th, agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) in an excessive use of force,  pushed and shoved defender  Melina Marisol Moisés and sprayed her with pepper gas. Since July 27th, the People’s Assembly of Cuisnahuat has been organizing to safeguard the town park […]

15 September 2020