Donors like you make change possible, here are just a few highlights of what we accomplished together in 2012:
- More than 200 leaders from over 100 communities received emergency preparedness trainings this spring. Last October, communities with these trainings experienced almost no loss of life.
- 400 families received mosquito nets to protect them from malaria and dengue. The prevalence of both diseases increased dramatically in the months following the floods.
- Provided livestock feed for 154 members of the Mujeres Ganaderas Cooperative. The floods washed away the grass and leaves that cows normally eat, this support kept the cattle alive in the months following the flood.
- Supplies and training for women to start their own organic vegetable gardens and micro loans for women to start small agricultural businesses.
- 67 high school students continued their education and developed their leadership skills through organizing cleaning brigades, literacy circles, and holidays in their communities.
- Supported the organization of 25 rural women’s groups to advocate for the Food Sovereignty Law at a national level with a focus on gender equality.
- Hundreds of rural women received trainings, workshops, and guidance to step into leadership roles in their communities, municipalities, and lead a rural women’s movement at the national level.
- Trained 160 city officials, police chiefs, hospital workers, and other service providers about the Law for a Life Free of Violence Against Women to respond more affectively to victims of violence.
- Lawyers are preparing the case of the El Calabozo Massacre and two cases of torture to present to the Attorney General’s office and following up on 6 cases of forced disappearance
- 5 Regional Assemblies were organized to energize more than 500 family members to continue pressuring the government for truth and reparations and develop a support network for families who lost their loved ones.
- Facilitated presentations and dialogue on human rights violations in El Salvador at SalvadoranUniversities, rural community gatherings, Churches, High schools, and journalist conventions.
- Brought more than 170 people on a life-changing journey to El Salvador from the U.S.
“My eyes are opened to a larger reality of evil and oppression. My heart is open to a peoples’ pain and suffering. In a new and profound way I realize what I do and how I live in the USA is connected to the people of El Salvador.” – 2012 delegate