Project profile — Improved Access to Justice for Victims of Gender-Based Violence


Avocats Sans Frontières Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2888043809)
2021-03-22 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• El Salvador (100.00%)


• Legal and judicial development:
Legal and judicial development (15130) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (35.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (35.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to improve access to justice for victims of gender based violence (GBV) in El Salvador, especially women and girls, so they can implement their rights more effectively. This project aims to support the promotion of human rights in El Salvador by improving access to justice for vulnerable populations, particularly victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). Project activities include: (1) training and supporting lawyers and civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can actively participate in legal and democratic processes to reduce impunity and improve the rule of law in El Salvador; and (2) collaboration between Lawyers Without Borders and its partners on the ground to improve the effectiveness of human rights-related legal proceedings through training and technical support from specialized lawyers. The project benefits all victims of GBV, especially women, girls and members of the LGBTI community. They will see progress in access to justice and the fight against impunity, as well as changed attitudes in the legal system and society. The project works directly with approximately 500 legal system actors and members of CSOs, and with more than 5,000 individuals (2,500 of them women and girls).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and legal system actors to protect and defend human rights in cases of gender-based violence (GBV); and (2) increased participation and representation of women and CSOs in advocacy and dialogue forums in the fight against GBV.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $150,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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