Rights group raises alarm over threat to women in El Salvador

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SAN SALVADOR, Nov 3 (Reuters) - An planetary rights watchdog named El Salvador the astir unsafe state for women successful Latin America and the Caribbean successful a caller study published Wednesday.

The Inter-American Commission connected Human Rights (IACHR) said successful the study it had "great concern" implicit El Salvador and called connected the authorities to fortify protections of women who are victims of violence.

There person been 97 femicides reported successful El Salvador this year, a state of 6.7 cardinal people, according to authorities data. There were 130 reported past year.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLCAC) says El Salvador has the highest complaint of femicide connected the continent astatine 3.3 per 100,000 people.

The IACHR said successful its study the Salvadoran authorities should make a reparation money for femicide victims.

The committee besides signaled interest implicit El Salvador's criminalization of abortion, which is amerciable adjacent successful cases of rape oregon erstwhile the woman's beingness is astatine risk.

Reporting by Gerardo Arbaiza, Writing by Cassandra Garrison, Editing by Richard Pullin

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