Video Duration 47 minutes 30 seconds
From: Witness

Miscarriage of Justice: A fight for women’s rights in El Salvador

The empowering story of Teodora Vasquez who was imprisoned for 10 years under El Salvador’s strict abortion law.

Teodora Vasquez was convicted of aggravated homicide in 2007 after being accused of abortion. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison although she had a stillbirth.

This film follows Teodora’s story from Ilopango women’s prison as she appeals her conviction in the courts through to her release 10 years later, after which she travels around the world to advocate for women’s rights.

Her story is set against the backdrop of the Salvadoran government’s 2018 review of its strict abortion laws.