CAWN is actively supporting the Las 17 y más campaign which demands the freedom of women wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment following miscarriages or obstetric complications in El Salvador. El Salvador has a ban on abortion under all circumstances, including when pregnancy is a result of rape or when abortion is required to save a woman’s life. […]
9 December 2014 Women like Alma Gomez, a former guerilla fighter now working to seek justice for victims of femicide in northern Mexico; Daysi Flores who took to the streets in defense of democracy after the 2009 coup in Honduras; and Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala, who works to defend the rights of […]
24 November 2014 A new paper by Reproductive Health Matters looks into Central American services for victims of sexual violence. In Central America, approximately 12% of women report ever having been forced to have sex by an intimate male partner, and sexual violence by others is also a frequent experience. All Central American countries are […]
10 November 2014 Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilisation by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children. According to a survey of 285 women living with HIV in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua found […]
25 September 2014 A new turn of the season means another edition of CAWN’s newsletter. More calls for solidarity, analysis, news, invitations and more – from women and from Central America.
11 August 2014 CAWN warmly welcomes the support of Jean Lambert MEP. Jean is a Green Member of the European Parliament and voices like hers are crucial to save women’s lives and to free unjustly incarcerated women in El Salvador. CAWN thanks Jean Lambert wholeheartedly. Jean has issued a statement calling for the abolition of […]