December 10, 2022
For Human Rights Day, our focus this year is on El Salvador, which has seen some remarkable improvements rolled back by a new form of government oppression. Under the pretext of cracking down on gang violence, the president of El Salvador issued a policy called the "state of exception" which has allowed for imprisonment and denial of due process on a massive scale.
Take Action: Scroll down to ask the U.S. government to discontinue funding for El Salvador's military while these abuses continue.
Read the reflections from the Day of Roses December delegation to El Salvador for the anniversary of the church women martyrs on Dec. 2.
Read the NewsNotes article by a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner about the state of exception in El Salvador.
Photo by Mark Coplan courtesy of the SHARE Foundation.