On March 10-11, 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held a hearing on Manuela et al. v. El Salvador, a case examining El Salvador’s criminalization of abortion. MADRE submitted an amicus brief to the Inter-American Court with a coalition led by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, arguing that El Salvador's criminal abortion ban discriminates against women and girls and fails to ensure their rights to health, life, personal integrity and dignity, and privacy. The brief also argues that El Salvador’s criminal abortion ban discriminates against women and girls from poor and marginalized backgrounds.
To read the full brief, click to read in English or Spanish. To watch recordings of the hearings in Spanish, click to watch part 1 on March 10 and part 2 and part 3 on March 11.