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Innovation in resilience to trauma programming for fostering women’s post-pandemic recovery in El Salvador

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to control it have threatened livelihoods, introduced new workplace risks and made unstable work relationships even more precarious, especially for women. This project will explore women’s resilience to trauma as a framework for fostering post-pandemic recovery and addressing violence, gender inequalities and social and economic development in El Salvador.

The study includes an environmental scan of trauma and resilience-focused programs, policy and practice analysis, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. The expected outcomes include a strengthened network of government, practitioner and academic representatives that is well positioned to influence policy and practice change to promote women’s resilience, health and economic well-being at the local, national and regional levels.

This project is funded under Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable (Women RISE), an initiative of IDRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Its aim is to support global action-oriented, gender-transformative research by teams of researchers from low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

Project ID
Project Status
24 months
IDRC Officer
Natacha Lecours
Total Funding
CA$ 995,740.00
El Salvador
Institution Country
El Salvador
Asociacion Programa Velasco
Institution Country
York University

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