In fact, in Guatemala early marriage is most common among indigenous Mayan communities. This is one reason why SP believes in the education on sexual health and gender relations within its community development work in Belejú. The new law is definitely a major change in child protection and a first step was made that the legal foundation to ban child marriage is set. SP will eagerly continue to work towards awareness raising of children’s rights.
Further information on child marriage in general can be found at: