CDD El Salvador joined the network in 2007, but this group of activists has been working together in other feminist groups since 2004. Between 2000 and 2003, the Latin American Network of CDDs (under Argentinean coordination) had sought contacts in El Salvador and other countries in Central America with the intention of setting up a new group. CCD El Salvador has attracted support, inspiration and sponsorship from the founders and theologians at the Catholic NGO, Bartolomé de las Casas, as well as some progressive Dominican priests.
CDD El Salvador’s objectives include the expansion of expertise to include gender studies and public health issues so as to involve the medical sector in their work. The group also seeks to strengthen its contacts in the national university’s medical school in order to reach out to OBGYNs and inform doctors about the critical need to curtail maternal mortality. Women die every day due to unsafe, clandestine abortions in El Salvador, which is one of a few countries in the world where abortion is illegal under all circumstances.
CDD El Salvador received the first Rosemary Radford Ruether Award for Prochoice Catholicism in June 2011.
CDD EL SALVADOR
Urbanización Sn. Ernesto, Pasaje Sn. Carlos, casa No 128
Boulevard de los Heroes, San Salvador
Telefono: (503) 2207-3077