Grant Stories

S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation

Entrenched machismo, gang activity and gender-based violence affect daily life in El Salvador, particularly for women. Protection from the state is weak. Working together, S.H.A.R.E. (Canada) and ANTA (El Salvador) helped rural women in El Salvador overcome injustice and inequality with education, training and support.

Quick Facts

Country: El Salvador

Grant Program: World Day of Prayer

Year of Grant: 2017-2018

Grant Amount: $2,500

Women participated in a literacy program with readings on human rights and gender equality, a sports program, an art, music and drama program, a small scale farming program and a leadership training program. The project also made the efforts of women visible in their communities.

Before the project got underway, the two organizations researched best practices and the most effective interventions to end violence:

  • Make the intervention community-based.
  • Challenge attitudes, norms and behaviours.
  • Include men and women.
  • Empower women and girls.
  • Promote self-led change.
  • Make a long-term commitment to communities.
  • Gain the support of traditional and religious leaders.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the issue among government officials.
  • Support women’s access to comprehensive services.