Final Evaluation: Obreras del Textil organizadas, incidiendo y cuestionando las expresiones de violencia contra mujeres y niñas en 7 municipios de El Salvador. | Textile workers organized, influencing and questioning the expressions of violence against women and girls in 7 municipalities of El Salvador.

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Final Evaluation: Obreras del Textil organizadas, incidiendo y cuestionando las expresiones de violencia contra mujeres y niñas en 7 municipios de El Salvador. | Textile workers organized, influencing and questioning the expressions of violence against women and girls in 7 municipalities of El Salvador.
Author(s)/editor(s)
Silvia Rubio, et al. 

Location: El Salvador  

Grantee: Asociación Mujeres Transformando (AMT)  

Grant period: 20 January 2020 - 30 June 2023  

Grant amount: USD 300,806  

Authors/editors: Silvia Rubio, et al.  

Publication year: 2024  

Asociación Mujeres Transformando (AMT), with the support of the UN Trust Fund, implemented the project “Textile workers organized, influencing and questioning the expressions of violence against women and girls in 7 municipalities of El Salvador” between January 2020 and June 2023. In the seven municipalities of Panchimalco, Santo Tomás, San Salvador, Santa Cruz Michapa, El Paisnal, Tenancingo and Santa Ana, the project aimed to support female textile workers who suffer from context-related forms of violence and are organized in 11 different associations. The project goals included: 

  • advocating for the social condemnation of violence against the textile workers and establishing new ways of understanding relationships between women and men; 
  • collaborating with local governments, civil society organizations and citizen participation bodies to provide timely data and information on violence against women and girls (VAWG), promoting fact-based decision-making; 
  • supporting demands of workers in the textile sector for ratification by El Salvador of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190 on violence and harassment; and  
  • working with women and youth to promote preventive measures to end VAW/G.  

The final evaluation found that all proposed objectives were met, but the planned scope was not achieved in central and local government institutions, and some municipalities, due to a lack of political will by these institutions. 

Main findings of the evaluation:  

  • The project helped build a feminist movement by maintaining the community organization of 258 women and revitalizing regional space for women's organizations to carry out advocacy campaigns.  
  • The initiative contributed to increasing the personal and organizational capacities of women integrated into community groups and improving services.  
  • The project’s advocacy work contributed to El Salvador ratifying ILO Convention 190 in 2022.  
  • The political context in El Salvador meant that although the project’s objectives were met, the planned scope was not achieved in central and local government institutions. The project was fully implemented in Santo Tomás, Santa Cruz Michapa and Tenancingo municipalties, whereas lack of political will in the other targeted municipalities impeded the project’s activities.    

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Resource type(s): Evaluation reports
Publication year
2024
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