Hope Renewed: Reimagining a Safer World for Women
WJI has doubled its coverage in recent years and with plans to continue growing to reach more Maya women and girls in 2022. With your support, WJI we can continue providing free legal services, rights education, and gender-based violence prevention programs in rural Guatemala.Donate
WJI improves the lives of indigenous women and girls through education, access to legal services, and gender-based violence prevention.About Us
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.Learn More
Help us empower Guatemala’s women & girls.
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April 2020: Update On COVID-19 in Guatemala
We hope you are safe and taking care of yourself during these difficult times. We are so thankful for the essential workers and first-line responders keeping our communities safe, healthy, and functioning. Although many of us feel stressed and frightened, WJI is inspired by the community support and solidarity we have seen in Guatemala and around the globe.More News