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Synergía and partners presented an Amicus Brief before the Inter American Court in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador

Manuela, a Salvadoran woman of low socioeconomic resources, died of cancer at the age of 33 while serving a 30-year prison sentence for the crime of aggravated homicide, after suffering an obstetric emergency and without ever having received adequate treatment for lymphatic cancer she was suffering from (Hodgkin’s lymphoma). The case is particularly relevant since Manuela’s conviction occurred in the context of full criminalization of voluntary termination of pregnancy. Synergía, together with Vecinas Feministas por la justicia sexual y reproductiva en América Latina; Akahata – equipo de trabajo en sexualidades y géneros; Soulforce; Balance promoción para el desarrollo y juventud

Case of torture against Yefri Peña, trans woman from Peru, is filed with the UN Human Rights Committee

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos – Promsex, the Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos – CNDDHH, and Synergía filed the case of Yefri Peña before the UN Human Rights Committee. In October 2007, Yefri Peña Tuanama, a trans woman from Lima, Peru, was attacked by five invidivuals on her way home from her workplace as sexual health educator in the Ate-Vitarte district. Yefri sought help in a police station, yet the police officers denied any form of support because of her gender identity.

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