Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrating a successful 2010!

As 2010 comes to a close, SHARE is excited to be celebrating another successful year. 2010 has been full of events worth celebrating. In addition to successfully implementing eighteen projects for youth leadership development and scholarships, women’s empowerment, organic agriculture, environmental protection, and advocacy initiatives, SHARE celebrated several major advocacy victories and kept the legacy of social justice alive with two major delegations commemorating Archbishop Romero and the 4 US Churchwomen.

Here are just a few highlights from 2010:
  • SHARE played key role in pressuring the Salvadoran state to apologize to the civilian victims of the civil war and ask for forgiveness for its role in Romero’s assassination for the first time since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1992.
  • SHARE responded to Tropical Storm Agatha by supporting local organizations with over $7,000 for emergency relief.
  • The “Law for a Life Free of Violence for Women” was passed by the Salvadoran legislature on November 25th. SHARE and local counterpart ORMUSA advocated for this law, which includes violence prevention programs, resources for victims of violence, and provisions for strengthening the legal system.
  • In early December, SHARE led nearly 50 delegates on a week long journey to commemorate the four US Churchwomen who were killed in El Salvador 30 years ago. The delegation focused on remembering the legacy of social justice these courageous women left and on issues effecting women in El Salvador today.
In 2011, SHARE is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. With 30 years of solidarity under our belts, we are excited to keep our momentum working to build a new El Salvador. Thank you again for you support and contributions this year. We look forward to hearing from you in 2011!

Happy New Year from all of us at SHARE!

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