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Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In El Salvador, UNFPA and UN Women have distributed more than 1,300 dignity kits containing essential hygiene supplies such as soap and menstrual pads to women living in prisons.

In El Salvador, rural women plant seeds of independence

Monday, February 27, 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.

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Thursday, December 11, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”

UN Women Executive Board to hold its Annual Session from 17-19 June

Monday, June 16, 2014

During its Annual Session, from 17-19 June 2014, the Executive Board will discuss recommendations stemming from its 2014 Joint Field Visit to Panama and El Salvador along with the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF and WFP from 23 March – 1 April.

Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.

UN Women calls for urgent and effective action against femicide

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In a statement, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri welcomes mounting global momentum to end gender-related killings and urges States to take bold and swift action to implement international agreements.

Femicide in Latin America

Thursday, April 4, 2013

While women in El Salvador are working to implement a new law against gender-based killings of women, UN Women and OHCHR have come together to promote a regional protocol against such crimes throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Swimming against the tide: ‘Salmon’ police units assist women facing violence in El Salvador

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Under the new law against violence in El Salvador, a Specialized Institutional Police Unit to assist women in situations of violence has been created and is working to build a safer city. Its members have earned the nickname of "salmon" since they go against the current.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet on “Gender-Motivated Killings of Women, Including Femicide”

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women on “Gender-Motivated Killings of Women, Including Femicide” at a CSW57 side event on 8 March, 2013

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative. 7 March 2013, New York.

Latin American and Caribbean Consultations on CSW57 in San Salvador: Opening Statement by Lakshmi Puri

Monday, February 11, 2013

Opening Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, 11 February 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador

Supporting women to become entrepreneurs through microfinance in Central America and the Caribbean

Friday, December 14, 2012

REDCAMIF and UN Women are working with urban and rural women entrepreneurs across Central America and the Caribbean to promote their economic empowerment.

A Salvadoran Law to Achieve Equality Between Men and Women

Friday, December 2, 2011

The first goal was to pass a law for gender equality in El Salvador. This has now been achieved. On 17 March 2011, the General Assembly unanimously approved the Law of Equality, Fairness, and the Elim

Bachelet Inaugurates El Salvador’s First Comprehensive Support Centre for Women

Monday, March 28, 2011

La Libertad—UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet together with El Salvador's President and First Lady on 28 March inaugurated the first “Ciudad Mujer" service centre in Lourdes, Colón.

(Español) Michelle Bachelet confirma el apoyo de la ONU en pro de la igualdad de género en El Salvador

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Espanol Intervencion de la Sra Bachelet durante la inauguracion de la primera sede de Ciudad Muje

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