El Salvador

Fifth National Women Defenders Encounter Held in El Salvador

From Abril 4th to 6th, the Fifth National Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders was held in El Salvador. The Meeing was convened by the Salvadoran Women Defenders Network with the participation of women defenders representing the diverse territorial networks in the country (Eastern, Western, Cuscatlán and Metropolitan). Activities were oriented towards analyzing the context […]

30 April 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / We demand security for feminist and student organizations at the University of El Salvador

Feminists working with student community at University of El Salvador (UES) Activity Mobilization to denounce attacks at UES Attacks experienced Obstruction of justice and complicity of the Higher University Council with offender José Boanerges Osorto Guevara THE FACTS – On July 6, 2018, the former professor at the National University of El Salvador, José Boanerges Osorto […]

6 March 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Cyber attack on Las 17 website

Las17 Activity Sexual and reproductive rights Attack experienced Cyber attack THE FACTS – Last January 29th the website of Las 17 was subjected to a cyber attack when the portal was deactivated by unknown users. Las17 is a platform for struggling against the crminalization and confinement of women in conditions of vulnerability in El Salvador who […]

18 February 2019

#WHRDAlert EL SALVADOR / Slander and smear campaign against Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero, defenders of women’s and LGBTI rights

Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero Organization Salvadoran Lesbian Women’s Space for Diversity (ESMULES) Activity Rights of women and LGBTI population Attacks Slander and smear campaign THE FACTS – False news has recently been disseminated in social networks which slanders and defames women defenders Andrea Ayala and Bárbara Romero with the sole intention of disparaging and criminalizing […]

11 February 2019


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