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Monday, November 23, 2020
'No democracy without women': Priced out of politics in El Salvador
The first time Karla Hernandez ran for office in El Salvador, she kept seeing a male candidate from her party in expensive television adverts, while she scraped by on a shoestring - relying on volunteers to hand out flyers and knock on doors....
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González-Foto PNUD
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Women gain ground in El Salvador’s politics
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González has already served four terms as the mayor of Atiquizaya. She won her first election in 2003. In that same year, of the 262 municipal councils holding elections, only 15 were led by women. "These first elections I...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
State recognizes rights of indigenous peoples
June 12, 2014 became a landmark date in the history of El Salvador and marked a victory for Betty Pérez, coordinator of the Salvadoran National Indigenous Coordinating Council (CCNIS). The indigenous community of this Central American country...
Friday, February 21, 2014
2nd Round of Presidential Elections in El Salvador
El Salvador's left-wing presidential candidate, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, for the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN), won 49 percent of the vote, just short of the majority needed to secure victory in the country's election in early...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics
In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  We women represent the majority of the population. To contemplate a situation in which the majority of the population is...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Women and Local Democracy - Lessons from Central America
This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Opportunities and obstacles for women presented by decentralisation are explored with reference to...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Promoting Gender Equity in Local Governance – a Toolkit
This report describes lessons learned from the implementation of gender equity policies in some Latin American countries and provides recommendations on how to hold successful advocacy campaigns.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A Study of the San Salvador Municipal Gender Equity Policy
This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Women Transforming Political Spaces
This report describes ways to increase women’s political participation and strategies for transforming political spaces for women.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Legislative Advances Ten Years after Cairo
This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Development, Women and War: Feminist Perspectives
In these series of articles policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts around the world and highlight women's experiences and potential to contribute both to war and peace.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Refugee and Returnee Women: Skills Acquired in Exile and their Application in Peacetime
Displaced El Salvadorian women who lived in Honduran refugee camps during the 1970s and 1980s acquired significant knowledge of communal systems of education, medical care, and production, which enabled them to be self-sufficient. However, upon...