El Salvador

El Salvador is the femicide capital of the world.


 

Challenges

By topping the list of countries with the most deliberate murders of women (also known as femicide), El Salvador – the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America – may be the most dangerous non-war zone for women and girls. Whether it be in their homes, communities, or workplaces, Salvadoran women and girls have for decades, if not centuries, borne the brunt of the country’s systemic levels of inequality and violence. In addition to the high levels of femicide, El Salvador also suffers from the proliferation of gang warfare, environmental degradation, and the effects of climate change.

Despite these hardships, Salvadorans are a global example of resilience and resistance. From a popular insurrection in the ‘70s and ‘80s to today’s fight to ban large-scale mining in the country, Salvadorans continue to organize collectively and effectively for greater gains in social justice.


What We Do

We have supported our partners in El Salvador throughout the internal armed conflict of 1980 – 1992, and during the post Peace Accords period (1992 - present day). Our achievements in El Salvador include:

  • Promoting women’s and labour rights at a national level and in sustainable agricultural communities in the rural province of Usulután,
  • Advocating and organizing work with domestic household workers, 
  • Developing climate change initiatives in perennially flooded rural coastal communities.

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Featured Projects

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Building Capacity in the Fight to Win: Supporting Steps for Better Organized Salvadoran Workers

Partner:
The Federation of Independent Associations and Unions of El Salvador (FEASIES)
Location:
El Salvador
Project Duration:
Dec, 2016 - Sept, 2018

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Empowering Women in El Salvador's Lower Lempa Through Rotating Line of Credit

Partner:
The Intercommunity Association of Communities Working Together for the Economic and Social Development of Lower Lempa (ACUDESBAL)
Location:
Lower Lempa, El Salvador
Project Duration:

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Femicide Regional Project: Promoting Gender Justice in El Salvador and Central America

Partner:
The Organization of Salvadoran Women for Peace (ORMUSA)
Location:
El Salvador
Project Duration:
Apr, 2016 Dec, 2017

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Strengthening the Biophysical Development of Youth and Adolescents in the Communities of Lower Lempa

Partner:
The Intercommunity Association of Communities Working Together for the Economic and Social Development of Lower Lempa (ACUDESBAL)
Location:
Lower Lempa, El Salvador
Project Duration:
Jan, 2016 - Dec, 2018