Casa Aq’ab’al – GUATEMALA
Casa Aq’ab’al is a family crisis center for women and children escaping domestic abuse. Its shelter opened in 2016 and provides the only such assistance for persons suffering from domestic abuse in the whole Department (state) of Sololá. Unfortunately, domestic abuse and violence against women is very common in Guatemala. At the shelter women find a safe place to stay and food. They also have access to counseling and legal advice. Children can stay with their mothers.
These are some of the posters on the walls of Casa Aq’ab’al.
Inauguration of the Casa Aq’ab’al on Nov. 28 2016
These photos of the inauguration show the cutting of the ribbon to open the shelter, the Board of Directors welcoming attendees at the inauguration, presentations by members of the Board of Directors, and a view of some of the many persons who attended.