Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts

Domenech, Rocio Perez; Mulholland, Lindsey
Date Written:  2016-02-13
Publisher:  Global Voices
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18787

Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initiatives and groups dedicated to women. This work with female youth and ex-gang members, both in and outside of prison, is part of a movement that seeks to collaborate with peace processes in which women have rarely been taken into account. At the same time, it addresses the social structure that intensifies violence against women.

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