Women's Rights

MEC receives prestigious international health and safety award

On November 8, Nicaragua’s Movement of Working and Unemployed Women – Maria Elena Cuadra (MEC) received the 2022 Leslie Nichols International Award. The Award, presented annually by the American Public Health Association (APHA), recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the field of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) outside the United States.

El Salvador: Bukele administration suspends civil rights and freedoms

Government ministers request an extension of the state of emergency.
(Screenshot of live transmission)

A June 2 Amnesty International report finds that El Salvador’s government is committing massive human rights violations under the current state of emergency, which has suspended the rights to freedom of association and assembly, privacy in communication, and legal representation, among other civil and political rights.