This update comes from Marta Benavides regarding the ongoing floods in El Salvador and the surrounding region. Due to these tragic events, the Women and Climate Justice tribunals planned there for the weekend have been postponed.
I write this letter as I reflect on the work ahead and Sept 21st, International Day of Peace understanding that many people around the world are working to figure out what must be done, what must be lived for the enjoyment of peace.
Peace for many of us around the world is real development; that is, to live in a healthy planet, and to have all human needs met for all of us in today’s generation and for the generations to come, to the seventh generation, and beyond.
On June 2, a constitutional crisis erupted in El Salvador. The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved Decree 743, which mandates that the five members of the Constitutional Court must rule unanimously instead of with the previous four-person majority.