What is the origin of this innovation? Tell us your story.
One of the main problems that affect Guatemala, as well as other Central American countries, is the practice of adults who obtain economic benefits by sexually commercially exploiting children and adolescents. This socioeconomic problem, that increases the vulnerability of children and adolescents towards commercial sexual exploitation, is added to social violence and gender violence (product of social injustice), as well as breeding conducts, causing children to leave their homes to live in the streets
Adolescents, who get involved in gangs, usually suffer sexual and physical aggressions that may lead to homicide. A great part of them (the majority between 12 and 14 years old), are often obliged to maintain sexual relations with members of the group, for protection. The sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, has greater incidence in the interior of the republic, the capital, frontier areas, ports, beaches and other tourist places
Prevention of children and adolescent’s commercial sexual exploitation, implies that they may be incorporated as legal subjects within a State, therefore obtaining access to an assembly of human rights, internationally recognized.
Please provide a personal bio. Note this may be used in Changemakers marketing material
The Social Movement articulates 82 organizations that permanently participate, and more than 100 organizations that form a great alliance between the childhood and youth sectors as well as other civil society sectors, such as representatives of peasants, natives, religious communities, women and students, who develop permanent processes of analysis on the responsibilities of the State and Civil Society
Emphasis of Work
Prevención, Protección y Denuncia