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February 18, 2014 (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy)
On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, in El Salvador. This post-graduate course on participation and leadership of women in politics was organized by the Association of Parliamentarians and Former Parliamentarians of El Salvador (ASPARLEXAL) in coordination with the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE), the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and Cordaid. The event was chaired by representatives of the Board of ASPARLEXAL, the Ambassador of Canada in El Salvador and representatives of NIMD, Cordaid and FEPADE.
January 31, 2014 (Al Jazeera )
In 2010, a Special Law for Women was passed in El Salvador. The Ley Especial Integral para una Vida Libre de Violencia para las Mujeres (The Special and Comprehensive Law for a Life Free from Violence for Women) was approved on November 25, 2010, and entered into force on January 1, 2012. According to the Salvadoran Institute for Women's Development (ISDEMU) - a formal state institution - the law is an answer to the deepening of diverse forms of violence against women.
January 15, 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations between rival gangs - a move that could help the truce last and protect women's rights, experts say.
April 10, 2013 (IPS)
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that this is one of the countries in the world with the highest number of femicides, the term used to describe the killing of women because they are female.
June 08, 2012 (IPS News )
Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite the high incidence of rape and other crimes, of which underage girls are the main victims, experts say.
February 06, 2012 (Latina Lista)
In El Salvador in 1930, the first female president in all of Latin America was elected. Her name was Prudencia Ayala and she led the way in history to proclaim the equality of rights. Twenty years after that declaration, the government, in 1950, granted full equality for both sexes in El Salvador.
January 16, 2012 (Deccan Chronicle)
The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salvador, El Salvador's National Civilian Police, or PNC, said.
July 08, 2011 (Gulf News)
Limiting violence is the first step in creating an equitable society where their dignity is safeguarded and they have a voice. What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common? They are forms of political expression for many women in the Arab world right now. This political expression is often a basic effort to participate in political systems and give voice to simple needs like getting to work, or taking a child to school, as well as more powerful human needs of influencing a movement for major political change.
May 24, 2011 (The Christian Science Monitor)
Non-governmental organization Salvadoran Women for Peace (Organizacion de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz - ORMUSA), which tracks violence against women, reported that, according to police statistics, there were 160 such murders committed in the country in the first three months of the year. This would put the country on track for a record 640 such killings in 2011 - higher than any year since the organization began to track the issue in 1999.
May 04, 2011 (The Financial)
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with AMC, the second-largest microfinance institution in El Salvador, to enhance the availability of financial services for the country's underserved populations, especially in rural areas and for women entrepreneurs.

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