Women's Rights Education Program
Through the program, women receive training on various relevant issues, including domestic violence, sexual and reproductive rights, and property rights and inheritance. WJI also provides workshops on leadership, decision-making, and communication skills, to ensure women are equipped with skills to protect their rights. Graduates of the Women’s Rights Education Program further their leadership development by completing additional training to become Community Advocates, serving as mentors and resources for other women in their communities
By increasing women’s legal literacy and building their leadership capacity, WJI provides participants with the tools to better protect their rights and improve their lives. After completing the course, women are more likely to report incidents of violence and seek support from our legal services team. Many graduates of the Women’s Rights Education Program further their leadership development by completing additional training to become Community Advocates, serving as a mentor and resource for other women in their communities.
3,512 women have graduated from this program.
After going through WJI’s programs, 100% of participants report feeling stronger and safer.
98% of program graduates believe that it is never justified for a husband to abuse his wife, compared to 84% at the beginning of the program.
Through the program, women demonstrate transformation in attitudes about intimate partner violence and the importance of reporting.
After participating in the program, women are significantly more likely to report violence and seek legal services for the first time.
Graduates of this program report greater decision-making in the home, shared responsibility for finances, and more freedom to leave the home without permission.
Women’s Rights Education Program Participant
Don Pedro Mejía,
Mayor of Paxixil Community