Eye on the world: Breaking free from violence against women

In “Street vendors’ ‘bargain’ theater shines spotlight on violence against womenThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “violence against women is prevalent—and usually unpunished—in El Salvador, which gang violence has made one of the world’s most dangerous countries.” In an effort to break the cycle of abuse, a theater group called La Cachada Teatro performs plays that “incorporate [the] painful stories of domestic violence and sexual abuse into broader pictures of a deeply unequal, sexist, and violent country.” The country’s laws and societal standards are stacked against women’s rights. However, initiatives such as La Cachada Teatro are helping to change the culture of acceptance when it comes to abuse and violence toward women.

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