Oxfam in El Salvador

Oxfam's work in El Salvador.

Oxfam focuses on these four objectives in El Salvador:

  • Food security and sovereignty
    We help ensure food security and sovereignty through political advocacy and the promotion of economic and productive opportunities, with a special focus on rural women.
  • Gender justice
    We promote the recognition of women’s rights as a fundamental condition for the development of El Salvador, with a special focus on rural women.
  • Human Right to Water
    We contribute so that in El Salvador, laws and policies that recognize the human right to water, especially those oriented to women living in rural area, are promoted, enacted and enforced.
  • Prevention, Preparation  and Humanitarian Response
    We promote the right to protection and safety for communities and the most vulnerable, particularly women, against the risk of anthropic and natural disasters.

Success Stories

Rural women farmers rally for food security in El Salvador

Healthy food and a sustainable way to produce it were among the goals of the more than one thousand women who marched on World Food Day 2012 in San Salvador.

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Working for Women’s Rights in Factories

Women working in El Salvador's tax-free factories are facing massive job losses, working for low pay and subjected to routine intimidation and harassment.