Monday, 29 March 2021 12:16

ISNA and Glasswing International to assist in the reintegration of women into society

Written by Marcos Ramos

The Girls Club program aimed at girls and adolescents under the juvenile penal system will be implemented thanks to an agreement signed to execute an alliance between the Salvadoran Institute for the Integral El Instituto Salvadoreño para el Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (ISNA), and Glasswing International, to this agreement is added the financing of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), through FLACSO Costa Rica, with which research will be conducted to understand the challenges and opportunities for the legal economic reintegration of young women with juvenile criminal responsibility in El Salvador.

This initiative is led by Glasswing, which aims to contribute to the reconstruction of the life project of young women who have been deprived of their liberty, so that the rehabilitation process allows them to reestablish their social fabric and reintegrate into society.

The program is divided into four program areas: vocational and entrepreneurship workshops, personal development, gender, violence prevention and sexual and reproductive health, and support groups.

The program will be carried out at the Centro de Inserción Social Femenino and foster homes and is aimed at girls and adolescents with institutional foster care measures and adolescents under the juvenile penal system.

ISNA personnel are also being trained in Comprehensive Trauma Care so that they can have more techniques to attend to girls and adolescents as part of the agreement. The research is carried out thanks to a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada, with the regional coordination of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Costa Rica (FLACSO Costa Rica).

During 2021 and with the support of IDRC and FLACSO, research will be conducted on the opportunities and challenges of economic insertion experienced by young women who are or were in prison, in order to identify the programmatic strategies and/or living conditions that are necessary to ensure their socio-economic development under a gender approach. The results of the research are expected to be available in 2022.

"At Glasswing we have been running the Girls Club for more than ten years. Since then, we have seen great results that are focused on participants' human rights, gender knowledge, sexual, and reproductive health, and entrepreneurship. With the support of ISNA, IDRC and FLACSO, we are happy to expand our areas of intervention and conduct research that will allow us to generate more evidence-based programs", said Celina de Sola, co-founder of Glasswing.

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