WJI Featured in Population Connection Magazine
"…breaking these norms [that view violence against women and gender inequality as acceptable] doesn’t come easy, nor does it come without risk. Like so many indigenous women working in community outreach, Claudia is a survivor. She dropped out of school when she was nine, after being molested by her teacher. She then became a recluse for most of her teen years.
"Claudia has become such a trusted confidante in her village, she had to set up an outdoor waiting area on her family compound, nestled amongst potted plants and frolicking kittens, for the many women who stop by for a chat about troubles at home. She describes her hopes for the future: I want to eliminate machismo. I want to help women. I want the following generations to see change. I want to see violence against women end. I want to set the example. I want to show girls there’s more than getting married. They should enjoy their lives."