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Anaelí’s caseworker will never forget their first meeting. “Seeing such a young girl showing signs of pregnancy was such a heavy thing. She was so...
Violence Against Women & Children
Guatemalan Institute Supports Over 4,600 Survivors With New Trauma-Informed Model
March 16, 2021 - the Guatemalan Institute for Victim Care and Assistance (IAV, acronym for its Spanish name Instituto De La Victima) celebrated six...
Guatemalan Public Ministry and IJM Leveraging the Power of Data to Protect Women and Children from Violence
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2019, the Guatemalan Public Ministry (MP by its name in Spanish) and its Secretariat for...
"He trapped us."
Jakelin grew up with her mother and three brothers in their cinderblock home that clung to the gorge of Guatemala City. Her mother worked hard as a...
Guatemalan Courts Take Strong Stand against Sexual Violence
In the last two months, IJM Guatemala has seen Guatemalan courts bring an end to two cases of sexual violence against children with outstanding...
IJM Lawyers Secure a 70-year Sentence for a Serial Rapist in Guatemala
On August 30th, a Guatemalan judge declared a 23-year-old serial rapist guilty and gave him a sentence of 70 years in prison for raping a minor and...
Guatemala's First Lady Joins IJM in New Program to End Sexual Violence
Churches in Guatemala are uniting to stop child sexual assault, and their first lady wants to help. This week, IJM and partner organizations will...
IJM Celebrates 10 Years of Combating Sexual Violence in Guatemala
This week International Justice Mission celebrates a decade combating sexual violence in Guatemala.
Guatemalan School Principal Sentenced to Nearly 90 Years
An elementary school principal has been sentenced to nearly 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting seven fifth-grade boys under his care. The...