INJUSTICE FOR CHILDREN
UNICEF reports that Salvadoran children are being threatened with theft, extortion and murder. Much of this is due to the powerful reach of the gangs that have a “join or die” approach. Heartbreakingly, these threats are certainly not empty, with El Salvador having the highest child murder rate in the world in 2014.
THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN
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.