Tag: Manuela v. El Salvador

Manuela’s family needs El Salvador to ask for forgiveness

Despite a 2021 ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Manuela v. El Salvador that established standards throughout Latin America to help protect women seeking reproductive health care, including abortion, the Limited Times reports that Salvadoran health authorities’ new protocol does not fully guarantee the non-criminalization of obstetric emergencies. Manuela v. El Salvador […]

Manuela es justicia y esperanza

Con una fiesta popular y la instalación de un memorial dedicado a Manuela, las organizaciones defensoras de los derechos de las mujeres iniciaron una campaña para reivindicar el nombre de todas aquellas que fueron criminalizadas por sufrir emergencias obstétricas en El Salvador.  La celebración tuvo lugar en la plaza principal de Cacaopera, el pueblo en […]

Un año después de la sentencia de Manuela, las mujeres en El Salvador siguen en riesgo de ser encarceladas por emergencias obstétricas

San Salvador, 29 de junio de 2023 (Comunicado de prensa) – Por lo menos cuatro mujeres salvadoreñas que acudieron a servicios médicos tras sufrir emergencias obstétricas durante el último año, enfrentan hoy la posibilidad de ir a prisión. A dos de ellas se les aplicó los términos del Régimen de Excepción, que se imputa en […]

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.

Human Rights Court Prohibits Reporting Women for Abortions in L.A.

The Havana Times reported on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights historic ruling in the Center’s case, Manuela v. El Salvador. The Court found that El Salvador was responsible for Manuela’s death and that the country must take measures to ensure women can access reproductive health care without being reported to law enforcement. After being […]

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.

El Salvador violated rights of woman who died in prison while serving 30-year abortion sentence, international court finds

A piece in the Washington Post highlights a recent victory for the Center for Reproductive Rights in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador. In the case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the Salvadoran State must take responsibility for the death of Manuela, who was unjustly imprisoned after suffering from an obstetric […]

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 Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) declarara responsable al Estado salvadoreño por las violaciones de derechos humanos de las que […]

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 policies that criminalize women for seeking reproductive health care. The case was brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the […]

Ruling: Manuela v. El Salvador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)

Read the full ruling in the case Manuela v. El Salvador.