5 facts you need to know about violence against women in El Salvador

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:45 PM
Author: Anastasia Moloney and Rebecca Roche - Latin American and Caribbean correspondent More news from our correspondents
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Riven by gang warfare, El Salvador is one of the world's most violent countries. Rights group say its macho culture, which views women as child-bearers and mothers, along with a justice system that too often fails to punish perpetrators of crimes against women, fuels widespread gender-based violence. Until recently, El Salvador was known as the world's capital for femicide -- defined as the killing of a girl or woman by a man because of her gender. 

Here are five facts about violence against women in El Salvador.

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