Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador and Guatemala abolish discriminatory legislation which allowed this harmful practice against girls and adolescent women
Fund for Gender Equality’s global grant-making portfolio hits 80 Countries in six years
Date: 16 December 2015
Oisika Chakrabarti: oisika.chakrabarti[a]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org
“Every time the body of a dead woman appeared, at least four families would come to see whether or not it was their loved one. The problem was much greater than we realized,” recalls Silvia Juárez, Coordinator of the Programme for a Life Free from Violence for Women, of the Organization of Salvadoran Women for Peace (ORMUSA, Organización de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz).