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Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

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Sentence Commuted of Woman Convicted for Abortion Crime in El Salvador

Fifth woman to be released since December after legal action by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Other Organizations

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A Fourth Woman Is Released From El Salvador Prison

A fourth woman has been released from prison in El Salvador after being unjustly prosecuted under the country's strict abortion law.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Will Help Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion

Ruling in case brought by the Center and partners holds El Salvador responsible for the death of Manuela, a woman imprisoned after an obstetric emergency.

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva

1 de diciembre de 2021 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, lograron que la Corte [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador to Reform Policies That Criminalize Women for Accessing Reproductive Health Care

11.30.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced a ruling in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador ordering the State of El Salvador to reform its legal and health care [...]

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International Film Festival Features Documentary About Center’s Salvadoran Client

Teodora, a Center client who was unjustly imprisoned under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law, is the subject of a documentary at a human rights film festival.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

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Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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Center to Argue at Inter-American Court of Human Rights for Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Suffering Obstetric Emergency

The Center and its partner in El Salvador are presenting arguments in the Manuela v. El Salvador case.

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Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

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Women who are unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador must be released in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst the imminent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precarious prison infrastructure in El Salvador, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, La Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local , the Centre for [...]

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“They don’t know our reality”: Lives impacted by El Salvador’s abortion ban

CBS News continues its coverage of El Salvador's total abortion ban and the efforts there by the Center to help women sentenced to long prison terms for having had abortions when in fact they have [...]

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