We are thrilled to share the Women’s Justice Initiative’s 2021 Annual Report with you! The report, which is fully digital, can also be downloaded in PDF format. Click here to read.
This past year, WJI expanded into 24 new communities across rural Guatemala and provided technical assistance to organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras to implement its legal empowerment methodology.
More than 13,000 people benefited from WJI’s programming in 2021. Throughout the year, 959 women graduated from WJI’s legal literacy program, while 293 adolescent girls learned the importance of delaying marriage, and 576 women received free legal services.
WJI’s Program Assistant, Estela Calcá, shares, “Every time that WJI grows and expands into new municipalities, we are changing gender dynamics in entire families and entire communities. Combatting machismo and sexist attitudes is difficult, but little by little, step by step, we’re changing people’s perspectives.”
Thank you to all of our partners who supported us and championed our work. It was an exciting year, and we are so proud of our accomplishments. To learn more about WJI’s work in 2021 and read some of our stories of impact, check out our Annual Report here.