Women’s Justice Initiative, Inc. | United States

Testing a Scalable Model to Improve Maya Women's Access to Justice in Rural Guatemala

Expand programming to 12 new communities while testing a refined program delivery model designed for scale and long-term sustainability 

AWARD YEAR
2020
FUNDING AREA
Democratic Governance
PROJECT LOCATION
Guatemala
AMOUNT AWARDED
$300,000
PROJECT DURATION
36 months
Women’s Justice Initiative, Inc.

Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI) seeks to improve the lives of indigenous Guatemalan women and girls through legal education, access to legal services, and prevention of gender-based violence. The three-year grant from Tinker will support the organization to expand its work to a new municipality in western Guatemala. Under the project, WJI will train indigenous women to become Community Advocates, and build the capacity of local leaders and justice operators.