Anna-Cat Brigida

Anna-Cat Brigida

Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist covering politics, immigration and human rights in Latin America. She has reported from Guatemala, Colombia and Argentina.

Abortion

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions - even if not convicted - face years of stigmatisation.

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Latin America

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Judge adds three additional charges to case against military officers accused of carrying out massacre of nearly 1,000.

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

Abortion

The informal networks resisting Honduras's abortion ban

Through hotlines and clinics, activists and health experts are trying to change the stigma associated with abortion.

The informal networks resisting Honduras's abortion ban

Women's Rights

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Women's Rights

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

The morning-after pill has been banned for 10 years. Honduran groups are demanding access and working to change stigma.

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

Latin America

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Country's courts focusing on gender-based crimes take a two-pronged approach to sentencing: punish and rehabilitate.

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Women's Rights

El Salvador frees three women convicted for suspected abortions

Court commutes sentences of three women who say they were prosecuted after suffering miscarriages, obstetric emergencies

El Salvador frees three women convicted for suspected abortions

Latin America

Women land defenders face 'extreme criminalisation', added risks

In El Estor, Guatemala, women lead fight for land rights despite added risk of sexual violence and stigma.

Women land defenders face 'extreme criminalisation', added risks

Women's Rights

Salvadoran woman accused of trying to abort rapist's baby freed

Imelda Cortez was freed after judge acquitted her of lesser charges in a case that tested country's strict abortion ban.

Salvadoran woman accused of trying to abort rapist's baby freed

Human Rights

El Mozote massacre: Waiting for justice nearly 40 years later

Juan Antonio Pereira watched as soldiers gunned down his wife and children. Now, the accused are finally standing trial.

El Mozote massacre: Waiting for justice nearly 40 years later

El Salvador

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed

Judge postpones trial of Imelda Cortez, accused of aggravated attempted homicide, after prosecutor fails to show up.

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed