What’s Current: El Salvador woman freed after 10 years in jail for miscarrying

Elsy poses for a picture after being released from jail in San Salvador, El Salvador, on February 9, 2022
  • El Salvador has released a woman who was charged with aggravated homicide and incarcerated for a decade after having a miscarriage. The woman, identified as “Elsy,” is the fifth woman to be released early from prison since December as part of the “Free the 17” campaign. 
  • Sixty five per cent of Australian women and girls with disabilities have experienced violence since the age of 15, according to a study conducted by violence prevention agency Our Watch in partnership with Women with Disabilities Victoria.
  • South Korean presidential candidate for the People Power Party (PPP) Yoon Suk-yeol has vowed to abolish a government department concerned with women’s rights as anti-feminist attitudes have increased in the nation. The name in Korean literally translates to “Ministry of Women and Family.” “Comfort woman” and survivor Lee Yong-soo met with PPP leader Lee Jun-seok, pleading with him to not abolish the ministry, but her requests were rejected.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.