Violence Against Women in El Salvador Is Driving Them to Suicide — Or to the U.S. Border

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The reporting for this project was supported by the Pulitzer Center It’s hard to grasp the scale of El Salvador’s problem with gender violence. In the Central American country of just six million people, one woman was the victim of a femicide — a man murdering of a woman or girl because of her gender — every 24 hours in 2018. That's one of the worst rates of femicide in the world, according to the United Nations.

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