International Women’s Day March in El Salvador, Collateral Design, 2018

The Center for Reproductive Rights in partnership with Colectiva Feminista and Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto has a long standing campaign and casework to free the more than 17 women in prison in El Salvador for obstetric emergencies. In some cases, these women were accused of murder after miscarrying and sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.

For International Women’s Day in March 2018, people marched in El Salvador in support of these imprisoned women and women’s rights in general. I designed shirts, signs, and a banner for the event which were printed near our Bogota office. While a simple design within a tight campaign and super tight timeline, I’m immensely proud seeing these brave people in the streets fighting for justice. The shirts were even worn by advocates soon after when another woman jailed for a stillbirth was freed after 14 years. It’s in projects like this that I see the impact a design can make in the world.

Bonus video of folks dancing in celebration of another released women in El Salvador with many wearing these shirts!

Made with Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Illustrator CC

Photo Credit: Center for Reproductive Rights
Photo from International Women’s Day march in El Salvador in March of 2018. Here, they are wearing shirts and carrying a banner designed for the event.
Mockup of the front design of the t-shirt.
Screenshot from news on the campaign showing one of the Center’s clients with a partner wearing the shirt.
Photo Credit: Center for Reproductive Rights
Photo from International Women’s Day march in El Salvador in March of 2018. Here, they are carrying signs designed for the event.
Mockup of one of the three signs designed for the event.
Mockup of one of the three signs designed for the event.