National Policy for Women

El Salvador
Salvadoran Institute for the Development of Women (ISDEMU)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This policy seeks in a transversal way the achievement of deconstruction of cultural patterns that promote inequality and knowledge management in favor of transformative interventions that positively impact the lives of women. The main features are: Transversality, Economic Autonomy, Inclusive Education, and Citizen and Political Participation.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Some advances were: 1) Institutional Transformation with the creation of Institutional Gender Units and Municipal Units for Women. In this regard, twenty-six institutions of the three organs of the State and the Public Ministry report the creation of Institutional Gender Units; which represents that around 30% of the State institutions are complying with said mandate of law. Fourteen institutions report the operation of Institutional Gender Committees; six have formulated the Institutional Equality Plan, seven institutions have formulated an Institutional Equality Policy and only eleven institutions report that they have been assigned a budget.
2) Territorial Management for the Promotion of Women's Rights ISDEMU, in the search to generate the participation and effective exercise of women and their citizenship, implemented the strategy of Consultative Councils and Social Comptroller's Office that has the following purposes: a) Strengthen the full citizenship of women, through the democratization of information and the fulfillment of their rights. b) Create consultation mechanisms and proposals for the social comptroller, c) Develop joint coordination between ISDEMU and other entities within the municipality.
3) ISDEMU creates the Training School for Substantive Equality, as a training mechanism aimed at public servants in order to strengthen the response capacity of the institutions of the Salvadoran State in relation to their obligations of respect, protection and guarantee of the rights of Women in the advancement of substantive Equality.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Public ministries
Public Sector
Women's organizations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
The Secretariat for Social Inclusion
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

In June 2015, the document entitled "Evaluation of the National Policy for Women 2011 - 2014" was published. Some of the conclusions were that there is little articulation with other Laws so it is necessary to give more relevance to the National Policy for Women.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)