El Salvador: Organizations express concern about the increase in digital violence against Women Human Rights Defenders
READ/DOWNLOAD PDF The COVID-19 measures put in place by the government of El Salvador have fostered a violent and hostile environment that hinders the work of Women Human Rights Defenders 19 June 2020 – The undersigned organizations denounce the alarming increase in attacks against organizations and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) since the government of […]
On March 18, the Salvadoran Network of Women Defenders issued a statement about the crisis generated by COVID-19, expressing urgency and the need to practice both self-care and collective care. It stressed the need to stay vigilant with regards to the actions of State institutions in the fields of health and human rights. Moreover, the […]
#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Officials of Bukele government foster smear campaigns and attacks in social networks
Bertha Deleón Activity Attorney for the defense of human rights and the rights of women Attacks experienced Attacks in social networks, misogyny, hate speech, harassment, smear campaign. THE FACTS – On March 31, the Secretary of Labor Rolando Castro attacked human rights defender and attorney Bertha María Deleón with slander and misogynous insults on his […]
#UrgentAlert EL SALVADOR / Salvadoran authorities obstruct rights of journalists and women defenders to inform and defend during Covid-19 emergency situation.
In keeping with measures adopted for dealing with Covid-19, authorities in El Salvador have blocked people in quarantine shelters from communicating and denouncing what is happening inside. The Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders has been able to verify rights violations and bad conditions in some of the centers. Among the irregularities reported are: […]
#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Defender harassed and insulted in social networks for denouncing unhealthy and overcrowded conditions of persons quarantined due to Covid-19.
Montserrat Arévalo Alvarado Activity Defense of human rights THE FACTS – On March 13, 2020, defender Montserrat Arévalo posted a denunciation in Facebook that has been shared more than four thousand times regarding overcrowding and the lack of hygiene for persons held in quarantine during the pandemic provoked by COVID-19. As a result, the defender […]