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The plight of the Salvadorean woman....

Femicide is a relatively new term used to describe a crime involving the violent and deliberate killing of a woman - because of her gender. Sadly in the last few years El Salvador has continued to creep up to rank in the top five countries with the highest rates of Femicide in the world and in the last year El Salvador had the highest rate of women murdered in the world.

The problem remains complex as many social factors contribute to the gender based violence and femicide. Cultural views and social problems in El Salvador continue to fuel violence against women that has reached epidemic proportions. Domestic violence, spousal abuse and a culture of Machismo continues to under value the role of the woman in society resulting in gender based crimes and killings. Salvador’s HOPE is working hard to change that; through our women’s empowerment projects we aim to place value upon the woman in El Salvador, to empower her to rise up and be all that she can be for herself and for her children. We want to make a positive impact and change these statistics, our projects focus on working with some of the most vulnerable women in some of the poorest areas of El Salvador. Through our Women's Empowerment Project Salvador’s HOPE wants to be part of the solution. We believe that we can see real change take place. We encourage you to to help us make a difference... by donating to our women’s empowerment project you will be investing in women’s lives, their children's lives and bringing about lasting change.

Through skills training, social and educational support for marginalised and vulnerable women, women are empowered, are better equipped to earn an income and in turn are better able to provide an education, food and health care for their children. We are thrilled to partner with a local organisation in El Salvador who shares the same heart and dream to see the tide turn for the Salvadorean woman.