Strong Women, Safe Communities

The Women's Justice Initiative envisions a world in which Guatemalan women and girls are free of gender-based violence and inequality. Here's how we're making this a reality.
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WJI improves the lives of indigenous women and girls through education, access to legal services, and gender-based violence prevention.
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Legal Services Program

WJI provides free legal services directly to women in need by bringing lawyers and paralegals to their communities and providing bilingual Maya Kaqchikel-Spanish resources.
Women’s Rights Education Program

The Women's Rights Education Program is a six-month legal literacy and empowerment course that educates women on asserting and protecting their rights.
Adolescent Girls Program

WJI’s Adolescent Girls Program works to prevent early and forced marriage through the implementation of community-based interventions and protection mechanisms.
Community Advocates Program

The Community Advocates program is a leadership development initiative in which WJI trains local indigenous women to serve as leaders, rights educators, and mentors to women and girls in their communities.

I am a woman who is no longer afraid to confront the challenges in my life, in my family, and even in my community. I have discovered myself and know that I have value.


WJI Community Advocate

Hear Their Voices

WJI has worked with thousands of individuals across Guatemala, and we continue to expand our programs to new communities. See what our community members are saying about our work and learn more about the impact we’re making.

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NEWS || September 2020

September 2020: WJI's 2019 Annual Report is here!

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