El Salvador Office Director
Isabel Hernández has worked with SHARE since 2010. She is the director of SHARE’s El Salvador team, coordinating SHARE’s work with its Salvadoran counterparts, monitoring SHARE’s programs and projects, and serving as its legal representative. She was persecuted like thousands of Salvadorans in the 1980s and became politically active within the Christian communities. She was a refugee in Honduras for three years, returning to El Salvador to fight for the rights of the displaced and became a founding member of CRIPDES, the national Salvadoran organization that was accompanying the repopulated and repatriated communities to their homes of origin.
or her work she was persecuted, accused of being a terrorist, tortured, and jailed. She is a feminist, a defender of the human rights of women and a radical in the women’s movement since the 1990s. Her academic training is as a licensed social worker.
Isabel is the mother of one son. In her free time she enjoys being with her family and spending time in the countryside and mountains, learning from the people there, especially the women.