Latin America & Caribbean

El Salvador

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Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

El Salvador's draconian abortion ban has led over 40 women to decades-long prison sentences for suffering obstetric emergencies. They were separated from their families, and denied fair trials. Over 25 have regained their freedom. These are some of their stories.

El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE)—The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador's decision to commute the prison sentences of three women who were wrongfully imprisoned after suffering obstetric emergencies…

Unheard Voices: Women's Experiences with Zika in El Salvador

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in El Salvador…

Unheard Voices: Women's Experiences with Zika - The Global Response

The goal of this report series is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador…

El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law…

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…

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