Kathy Bougher

Kathy Bougher is an educator, social justice activist and writer living in Denver, Colorado. Her activism focuses on feminist questions in the U.S. and Central America, immigration and education of immigrant students. Her solidarity work with Salvadoran feminists encompasses more than twenty years.


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Analysis Human Rights

What’s Next for the Rest of the Salvadoran Women Imprisoned on Abortion-Related Charges?

Kathy Bougher

Last week, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador voted to grant a pardon to Guadalupe, who was charged with aggravated homicide after an obstetrical complication she suffered in 2007. But 15 of the women known as “Las 17” are still in prison—and activists hope increased international attention will spur the Salvadoran government into taking just action.

Kathy Bougher
Kathy Bougher

Commentary Human Rights

Salvadoran Activists Demand Government Response on Pardons for 17 Women Imprisoned for Miscarriage and Stillbirth

On Tuesday, the plaza in front of the Legislative Assembly in El Salvador blazed with sun and the energy of 200 women and men gathered to demand from the state an accounting of progress made on petitions to pardon 17 women unjustly imprisoned for up to 40 years for what amount to miscarriages, stillbirths, and other obstetric complications.

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