El Salvador

[WHRD Alert] EL SALVADOR / IACHR takes Beatriz Case: In the face of anti-rights and pro-government groups attacks, we wholeheartedly acknowledge and support the work of Salvadoran feminists and women defenders.

On March 22nd, thanks to the tireless work of family members, organizations including the Citizens Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, the Feminist Collective for Local Development,  CEJIL and IPAS, together with the support of feminist and sexual and reproductive rights defenders in El Salvador, the Beatriz Case  will be heard by the  Inter-American Court […]

22 March 2023

[STATEMENT] In El Salvador, digital violence is State violence.

In a country where femicides are common and women are condemned to decades of imprisonment for involuntary termination of pregnancy, women human rights defenders and journalists are under the watch of the government and its allies who attack, difame, and stigmatize them throught public speeches and social media.  Between January and February 2022, IM-Defensoras registered […]

2 November 2022

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Mothers and families seeking information about persons detained under state of exception face precarious conditions, stigmatization, and security risks.

Two months after the Salvadoran regime  imposed a state of exception under the pretext of fighting a rise in gang violence, more than 30 thousand persons have been detained and deprived of their freedom in the country’s jails and prisons that were already severely overcrowded.  In many cases the imprisoned people are innocent and have […]

31 May 2022

[Urgent Alert] EL SALVADOR / Inclusion of “digital undercover agent” provision in Code of Criminal Procedure entails grave threat to women human rights defenders

On Tuesday, February 1st, the Salvadoran Legislature passed a Code of Criminal Procedure reform, a measure that poses a serious threat to organizations and persons defending human rights in the country. This adaptation, which was promoted by the New Ideas governmental party, creates the entity of the “digital undercover agent” in an effort to legitimize […]

9 February 2022

[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