First Advisor

Gonzales, Nicki

Second Advisor

Bowie, Thomas


Clayton, Daniel


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

141 pages


In the Civil War that plagued El Salvador from 1980 to 1992 lie the roots of the struggle to survive for the Salvadoran people, especially for women. Women were affected in tragic ways, yet women were also active participants serving as high-ranking officers, as combatants, as messengers, and as support staff to the FMLN. The impact of the war and the organizational skills women gained from their participation led them to a feminist consciousness which then led them focus on their own their needs as women, to develop a feminism unique to El Salvador, and to develop organizations to address their needs. The feminist organization are realigning the national values of El Salvador and are creating a new organic national narrative through the reconstruction of gender roles, the promotion of new national heroes, and legislation which mandates the infusion of new national values such as respect, equality, and responsibility. The feminist organizations are the most effective force creating a new organic national narrative for the new nation that is emerging in El Salvador.

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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