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Forum girls, youth and disappeared women in El Salvador

El Salvador, 26 November, 2020. Within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNODC held the virtual forum "Disappeared Girls and Women: Challenges to find them". The activity was organized under the project “Strengthening the implementation of management toolkits for cases of disappearances and torture linked to organized crime, which affect women, men and youth in El Salvador”, implemented from 2020 to 2023 with the financial support from the Government of Canada.
The event was attended by José Apolonio Tobar Serrano, Attorney for the Defense of Human Rights; Karolina Guay, Canadian Ambassador to El Salvador; Mónica Mendoza, Head of the UNODC Country Office in El Salvador and Vida Gómez Asturias UNODC project coordinator in El Salvador.

“We congratulate the Attorney for the Defense of Human Rights for this event that demonstrates the institutional commitment to the rights of women and girls in the country and whose work is fundamental. Thanks to UNODC, which is a very important partner in the fight against crime and its various expressions in the region” indicated Karolina Guay.
During the event, two specialized presentations were made on the issue of disappearance of persons with a gender perspective, by Rita Canto, expert researcher in phenomenology of violence, gender violence and disappeared women in Mexico and Claudia Interiano, Regional Coordinator of the Foundation for Justice and the Democratic State of Law.

Launch Dialogue Table: Disappearance of Girls, Youth and Women in El Salvador, Towards the Construction of Responses with Gender Perspective

During the virtual forum, Vida Gómez Asturias, coordinator of the disappeared persons project, launched the Dialogue Table on Disappeared Girls, Young and Women, which aims to share good practices and address challenges that are still pending from the perspective of civil society, as well as the promotion of new responses in favor of victims of forced disappearance with gender perspective.
"It`s essential to create alliances between institutions, international organizations and civil society to strengthen the comprehensive response to victims" ​​remarked Mónica Mendoza.