Women’s Rights in El Salvador during COVID-19a webinar with La Colectiva Feminista
February 8, 20217:00pm – 8:00pm EST
FeaturingAda Sanchéz, La Colectiva FeministaMarta Alicia Hernández, La Colectiva FeministaLise-Anne Léveillé, Inter Pares
The webinar will be available with translation in English, French and Spanish.
The webinar recording is available below.
COVID-19 has led to an increase in gender-based violence in El Salvador. The government’s repressive response to control the spread of the virus – including mandated lockdowns and an increase in militarization – has lacked measures to protect women, girls and the LGBTI community. Many women are living in isolation, without easy access to support, and are at greater risk of violence.
La Colectiva Feminista, an Inter Pares counterpart, is raising the alarm about women’s rights in El Salvador. They are documenting the experiences of women during the pandemic, making clear that without appropriate supports and timely responses from the government – inequalities and injustices worsen. Together with other civil society organizations and organized women, La Colectiva Feminista is finding creative ways to ensure women are supported.
Inter Pares would like to acknowledge Global Affairs Canada for their financial support for the Building Momentum for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights program.