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El Salvador

El Salvador is a small, densely populated country that experienced a decade of civil war, after which a process of development ensued, including the diversification of exports and increasing access to services such as education and health care.

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In El Salvador, rural women plant seeds of independence

1 March 2017

In El Salvador, where land ownership still remains a barrier for women, a rural women’s cooperative paves the way for income, access to public services and legal support. A child care facility run by the women enable them to work outside their homes. Mercedes Sanchez de Garcia tenses…

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The Opportunities for Transformation Open Up When Women Have Land Rights

4 December 2018

Rural women and girls are far from the public or media spotlight, but their struggles deserve urgent attention The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), held in March 2018, focused on the empowerment of women and girls in rural areas, signifying international commitment to fight some of…