Latin America & Caribbean

In The Spotlight

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom…

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth

(PRESS RELEASE) Following almost 15 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering a stillbirth, the Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, through the Ministry of Justice commuted the sentence of Maira Veronica Figueroa Marroquin and released her today…

Teodora Is Free

Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth.

Freedom Denied

[UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety commuted Teodora's sentence and released her today…

Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom

(PRESS RELEASE) The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San

Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as fundamental human rights.

Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed

(PRESS RELEASE) Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was scheduled for a sentence revision hearing today after being wrongfully convicted of having an abortion and sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2007…

Our Work in Focus

[UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety commuted Teodora's sentence and released her today…
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Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights…