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Justice for Evelyn

  Justice for Evelyn El Salvador frees woman wrongly accused under repressive abortion laws         UPDATE: El Salvador’s attorney general has announced that he is appealing Evelyn’s acquittal. This is the state’s [...]

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The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

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. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

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Teodora Is Free

    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. Watch our [...]

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Freedom Denied

After 10 years of wrongful imprisonment after she had a stillbirth, our client Teodora was again denied her freedom. [UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court [...]

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Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Not Okay in Oklahoma

The Center continues to challenge the state’s senseless assault on women’s reproductive health. When Laura, a college student in Oklahoma, found out she was pregnant, she knew immediately what she needed to do. “No question,” [...]

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Teresa Is Free

Teresa Is Free The Center generated international pressure to release another member of El Salvador’s wrongly imprisoned “Las 17.” Last week, 30-year-old Teresa held a photograph of her young son as she took the stand. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice Fifteen years after being denied an abortion, a Peruvian woman is paid reparations by the government in a landmark human rights victory. Last week one of our clients, a woman known as [...]

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They Almost Killed Me

They Almost Killed Me A Salvadoran woman testifies about the abuse she suffered in jail after being imprisoned for having a miscarriage. And the Center fights back. When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at [...]

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Miscarriage of Justice

Unjustly convicted of homicide after experiencing a miscarriage, Guadalupe is at last free. But there are many more women like her who are not. Last week, Guadalupe spent her first night at home as a [...]

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Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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El Salvador’s Disgrace

El Salvador’s Disgrace The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, reflects on the agonizing plight of an El Salvadoran woman known publicly as Beatriz, who for many weeks has faced the risk of death and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.