Protection: El Salvador
Because I am a girl…
I will change the way my community sees me. And I will not become a victim of violence.
Girls Promoting Gender Violence Reduction
El Salvador is a young country with nearly six million inhabitants—and one out of every five people is a girl under the age of 19. Because of growing unemployment and a lack of government support, families are tragically disintegrating under the pressure. Domestic violence, child abuse, and sex trafficking have become accepted norms, with women and girls being most at risk. The disturbing truth is that they often have no idea where to turn for help, so they simply stay in their situations and succumb to the violence.
Through your support of Because I am a Girl, you will help us educate girls ages 12 – 18 about the laws protecting them against physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. Through empowerment initiatives, counseling programs, and peer support groups, they will learn how to prevent, report, and respond to any act of violence—be it at home, at work, or at school. Our goal is to give each girl the tools she needs to be a facilitator of change for herself, her family, her community.
Recognizing the important role that men and boys play, we will create community workshops to educate them on the negative toll violence takes from one generation to the next. We will also enlist the help of community leaders and local authorities to uphold laws that protect girls and punish perpetrators.
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