The Women’s Justice Initiative’s impact is three-fold: We ensure women are safe both in their homes and their communities. We educate women on their legal rights. We train and promote women to be active leaders within their communities.
The Women’s Justice Initiative works in four program areas:
Women’s Rights Education
Guatemala has one of the highest rate of gender-based violence in Latin America. Close to fifty percent of Guatemalan women are victims of violence during their lifetime. Due to lack of access to services and extreme poverty, indigenous women are especially vulnerable to violence, discrimination and injustice.