GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – IJM has been working alongside local authorities in Guatemala since 2005. We have helped rescue more than 250 children from sexual violence, and we've secured convictions against more than 200 rapists and violent criminals. By pushing individuals cases through the justice system, we have identified key gaps and helped implement reforms that will make justice possible for the entire community where we work.
1. Guatemala now has a law that actually defines a crime of sexual violence.