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In 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by other crises, put women and girls at increased risk of violence. Organizations funded by the UN Trust Fund directly helped 276,028 women and girls.
The Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI), supported by a small grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), is working with Mayan women and girls in 18 rural communities in Guatemala’s Patzún municipality. WJI’s programme combines legal literacy courses with mobile legal outreach, and is the only organization taking action to prevent violence against women in these 18 rural indigenous communities.