Women and youth across El Salvador continue facing unforgiving consequences of the country’s 12-year civil war. As survivors of war crimes still wait to see the light of justice and gang violence goes unchecked, many women and young people leave their communities in search of a better life for themselves and their families. At the IAF, we are committed to community-led solutions that improve peace and security, expand economic opportunity, and provide alternatives to irregular migration in El Salvador. Our grantee partner, Centro para la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos Madeleine Lagadec (CPDH), is working with women and youth in the departments of San Vincente and Usulután to strengthen communities? capacity to foster a culture of peace, promote local economic development, and advocate for public policies that prevent violence and improve gender equity.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.