The departments of Chimaltenango, Alta Verapaz and Sololá in Guatemala
August 2018 to March 2024
6,400 women and girls and 200 men benefit directly from the project
Equal Rights and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls in Guatemala (DEMUERES) promotes the human dignity and empowerment of indigenous women and girls—particularly the indigenous—by better protecting them from sexual and gender-based violence and improving access to justice.
We build the capacities of women’s organizations and State structures to support victims of sexual and gender-based violence at the psychosocial, economic and legal levels. Our goal is to increase women’s capacity to act and to guarantee that they can exercise their rights.
The project targets departments that have endured much violence: Alta Verapaz, Sololá and Chimaltenango, all of which support nation-wide actions. We support legal actors’ use of legal standards for protection against sexual and gender-based violence, and to offer services adapted to the needs of indigenous women and girls.
We work with men, media and institutions to raise awareness about issues of sexual and gender-based violence. The project helps to foster a social environment that is favourable to the rights of women and girls.
The Equal Rights and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls in Guatemala (DEMUJERES) project is carried out by CECI and ASFC, with financial support from Global Affairs Canada.
2.3 million people will be informed about issues of sexual and gender-based violence
6,600 people will be directly involved in improving the enjoyment of the right of indigenous women and girls to a life free of violence
600 legal actors will be trained to apply the legal norms of protection against sexual and gender-based violence