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Project information

Protection and Justice for children in Gautemala

To seek justice for the girls in the care of La Alianza, Guatemala (ALA) who have been victims of trafficking offenses, rape and sexual assault. These Children and adolescent victims of trafficking and sexual violence are protected at ALA, inside or outside the residence; we help obtain justice in t

September 2016 - September 2017

Charity information: Compass Children's Charity

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  • Need


    We are applying for funding for this proposal so that we may process more cases through the judiciary as quickly as possible so that the girls involved can stop living in fear and start to re-build their lives. The girls are victims of sexual abuse and trafficking - the cases are complex and require strong legal input and support. We require additional legal support to process more case more quickly.There are 318 girls whose perpetrators are still unpunished (42 cases are at different stages of


    The project will move along the legal process by prosecuting more perpetrators , more efficiently and quickly. Thereby allowing the girl victims to start their rehabilitation process . Including restoring their rights, providing them with legal registration papers, providing access to healthcare and education thereby allowing social inclusion.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To seek justice for the girls in the care of La Alianza, Guatemala (ALA) who have been victims of tr


    » Employ additional legal representation and investigators to process more cases

    What success will look like

    More cases will be processed through the Judiciary

    Aim 2

    this project is also aimed at providing comprehensive care for, girls, teenagers, teenage mothers an


    » Provide healthcare,education, restoration of rights and reparation to enable social inclusion and empowerment

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and assess the girls involved in the rehabilitation process

  • Impact


    Long term changes will be relateable to individual girls . There will always be a need for this project as the war against trafficking continues.Violence against women, adolescents and girls are routinely practised in Guatemala and this produces a harmful effect on the lives, health and dignity of women, be they physical or psychological. The high social tolerance for sexual violence against girls and young women then translates in to that which supports, maintains and / or reproduces a social o


    No risks


    Reports will be submitted from the field project along with outcomes/pictures etc.. Reports will be submitted to match the funders requirements

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 2 x psychologist to help girls deal with their traumas
      £700 Legal representation To help with legal reparation and justice
      £2,500 2 x teachers in house to provide in house education for girl who cannot attend school
      £1,800 3 social workers to provide care & support for girls both in house eductaon and accompany those who can attend school
  • Background



    Guatemala City Scourged by natural disasters, decades of atrocities and state-sponsored brutality, the former Mayan land of modern-day Guatemala has a way of scorching itself into your memory. In its capital city, the work centres around the young and adolescent girls who have suffered sexual violence in all its forms – empowering them with the tools they need to turn themselves from objects into subjects.


    Association La Alianza, Guatemala: Residential Care for the Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking and Those at High Risk of Being Trafficked (Girls Only).

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.