Plan International began working in El Salvador in 1976. For over 40 years, we have positively impacted the lives of over 1 million families and have promoted the rights of children, youth and adolescents.
In El Salvador, over one third of the population is under the age of 18. They are often vulnerable and can’t exercise their rights due to high rates of violence.
Our priorities in El Salvador are:
- Early childhood development
- Protection from violence
- Responding to and preparing for disasters
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Skills and jobs
We run programmes on these areas in over 400 communities in the departments of Chalatenango, Cabañas, Cuscatlán, La Libertad and the southern part of San Salvador. Each year we work with more than 365,000 children.
Building on Plan International’s global purpose to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, our work in El Salvador is inclusive, innovative and aims to unite society to support Salvadoran children.
Reducing risks to improve lives
See how a group of children from El Salvador, one of the most violent countries in the Americas, are taking steps to keep themselves safe in their community.
A hidden reality: child, forced and early marriages and unions in Latin america & The Caribbean
Child, early and forced marriages and unions are a critical social justice issue of our time, yet have received limited attention in Latin America and the Caribbean.