El Salvador


Imelda Córtez is a young Salvadoran woman, 21 years old, who has spent two years in prison accused of “attempted homicide” after she experienced an out-of hospital birth. Imelda had gotten pregnant after being subjected to sexual abuse and rape by her mother’s spouse. On Monday, December 17, 2018, a court exonerated her and decreed […]

20 December 2018

#29N #16Days Statement of the Salvadoran Network of Women Human Rights Defenders

Around a hundred women representing territorial defender networks from the West, East, Cuscatlán and Metropolitan Area of El Salvador, came together from November 30 to December 1, 2018, on the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders (November 29th) and the IM-Defensoras Regional Campaign: “Seeds of Change Defenders.” The campaign went on during the 16 […]

18 December 2018

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Attempted break-in at Radio Güija

Radio Güija Activity Environmental defense, human rights of women, the right to information. Attacks Attempted break-in, threats. THE FACTS – In a public statement, Radio Güija reports that last August 16th, unknown persons tried to enter the radio station through the balconies, leaving no other evidence than a 30 centimeter hole. Radio Güija suggests that this […]

10 September 2018

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Physical violence, intimidation, psychological harrassment and threats against Andrea Ayala, of ESMULES

Andrea Ayala Organization Salvadoran Lesbian Women’s Space for Diversity (ESMULES) Activity Defense of LGBTI rights Attacks Physical violence, intimidation, psycholocial harrassment, threats. THE FACTS – Last August 29th, Andrea Ayala, women human rights defender and Executive Director of the Salvadoran Lesbian Women’s Space for Diversity (ESMULES), was physically attacked by a security agent employed by the […]

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Attempt on vehicle of Bertha Deleón, attorney and human rights defender

Bertha Deleón Activity Attorney specializing in human rights and the human rights of women. Attacks Attempt on vehicle, damage to personal patrimony. THE FACTS – On Tuesday, September 4th, unknown persons removed four lugnuts from the tires of Bertha Deleón’s vehicle. The lawyer and human rights defender has made the possible attempt public in social networks, […]