In a small town in northeastern El Salvador, teens are staging the story of Tarzan rewritten and adapted by the young actors. Tarzan, about to retire as protector of the jungle, proposes that his daughter replace him, but one animal objects. Where gender stereotypes, machismo, and gender-based violence run rampant, questioning norms based on gender is part of the Comprehensive Childhood Development Project. The kids "get into the characters by playing, and so they grasp things more easily," says librarian Carolina Cartagena, referring to themes like bullying, violence, and expressing emotions. But these programs can only go so far. Latin America has comprehensive legislation on violence against women, but its implementation is incomplete if the culture doesn't change.

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