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Extreme violence is driving many Salvadoran girls to kill themselves or flee

María, a Salvadoran girl, tried to kill herself when she was 15. In the country with the highest rate of femicides in the most violent region in the world, young girls are taking their own lives with no one paying attention. And the victims are getting younger. In the midst of poverty and violence, where gangs operate with a brutality that’s become normalized, those who manage to flee do so only after escaping to every possible corner of the country.
14 May 2019 – 11:32 AM EDT