El Salvador elections: Putting women's rights on the agenda

El Salvador elections: Putting women's rights on the agenda

Julia Zulver – Al Jazeera – Wednesday, 05 February 2014 (originally published 31 Jan) Jenny Peirce’s recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank’s blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women’s voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce’s question remains salient, perhaps at a more fundamental level, […]

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) San Julián, Los Lagartos, EL SALVADOR: Subsistence agriculture is the mainstay of communities in El Salvador where peasant farmers grow corn and beans on infertile hillsides. The harvests are steadily declining due to climate phenomena. These communities, and especially local farms, are hit hard by […]

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Energy Forests, the Feminine Art of Reforesting

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos –IPS – Monday, 04 May 2012 (originally published 30 Apr) SAN JULIÁN, El Salvador, Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – María Elena Muñoz industriously weeds a clearing in the forest and then digs several holes, where she and another four dozen women are planting plantain seedlings, to help feed their families […]

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

WNN Breaking (WNN) EL SALVADOR: The IOM – International Organization for Migration and partners have distributed shelter repair kits and other humanitarian assistance to 500 families in El Salvador forced to flee their homes following days of relentless heavy rains in October, and who have until now been taking shelter in collective centres. The heavy […]

Women entrepreneurs harness the power of ICTs to create jobs

Women entrepreneurs harness the power of ICTs to create jobs

Finchannel Globel News – Monday, 17 October 2011 (originally published 10 Oct) The FINANCIAL — Geneva, 10 October 2011 – Ten women who have excelled in developing innovative business ideas and in providing jobs and increasing income in their communities have been selected for the Empretec Women in Business Award –an UNCTAD training and motivational […]