Girls campaign for security guards
In a society where violence is so omnipresent, there are more attacks on women and girls. Our partner organisation Las Mélidas holds training courses for girls on subjects such as self-determination, women's rights, sex education and contraception. One girls' group, for example, is working to ensure that men who carry out sexual offences are punished. Their hard work has resulted in having security guards on the streets.
Dangerous route through Mexico
Many young people see migration as the only way to escape the violence and their lack of prospects. Many head for the USA, but their route leads through Mexico, where are systematic and extremely violent attacks on migrants. In the region of Chalatenango, one of the poorest regions of El Salvador, the organisation CORDES is trying to create alternatives to migration. The young people are supported in their economic initiatives and they are encouraged to speak out.