Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Area of Work
The Association of Victims and Relatives of Violence against Women in Universities, Nunca Pares, accompanies university students who are survivors of sexual violence and demands the application of protocols for providing attention to victims of sexual violence in state institutions (Public Prosecutor’s Office -MP-, National Civil Police -PNC- and National Institute of Forensic Sciences of Guatemala -INACIF-) and the creation of similar structures for protection within Guatemalan universities. Its principal objective is the non-repetition of these crimes.
Description of the problem
Nunca Pares demands justice for the rapes suffered by several students in January 2020. According to the collective, these rapes were committed by members of the "Honorable Committee for the Friday of the Sorrows Strike", a kind of fraternity of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), during an initiation rite and within the groundss of the University itself.
PBI began accompanying Nunca Pares in April 2021, after receiving a petition based on the threats and repeated attacks suffered by the people who make up the collective.