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Sexual Violence

5 Ways Guatemala Is Safer For Children Today Than 5 Years Ago
1. Guatemala now has a law that actually defines a crime of sexual violence.
International Day of the Girl Highlights Need for Protection from Violence
International Justice Mission Urges United Nations to Respond
IJM President Calls Guatemalan Children His Superheroes
Two dozen boys and girls gathered with family members in IJM’s office in Guatemala on August 12. They had come on foot and by bus from all across the...
IJM President Visits Guatemala, Government Re-commits to Equip Police to Fight Sexual Violence
IJM President Gary Haugen signed an historic agreement with Guatemalan officials on August 12, which will allow IJM to train Guatemalan national...
Despite the Odds, Lana’s Family Finds Justice in Four Months
Earlier this year, 7-year-old Lana* and her brother went with their mother to have lunch at a friend’s house. While the mothers took a walk around...
International Justice Mission Urges Congress and Obama Administration to Dedicate Emergency Resources to Combat Child Sexual Assault in Guatemala
“As devastating as gang violence is in Latin America, it isn’t the only reason these kids are turning up at the U.S. border." - Holly Burkhalter...
Impunity Ends in Bolivia: Teachers Convicted for Sexually Assaulting Students Avoided Prison for Years
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA – All around the world, school is a place of learning and dreaming. It’s a place where children can reach for opportunities that...
IJM Rwanda Social Worker’s Story as a Genocide Survivor Helps her Bring Healing to Others
Brigitte takes a deep breath and smiles as she speaks. Always warm and quick to laugh, it’s clear she loves what she does. As a social worker with...
IJM Guatemala Seeks Justice for Young Mother, Helps Her Find Strength
When Iris* speaks about her daughter, she can’t help but smile with pride. At 17 years old, Iris is a young mother. Her baby was born as a result of...

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