Melel Xojobal


Melel Xojobal was founded in February 1997 with the goal of working with indigenous children who had migrated to urban areas and were living in the city in conditions of extreme poverty and social exclusion. Melel focuses on skills building, rights promotion and health education. Specifically, its work with girls and adolescents has been focused on the topics of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), women’s rights, girls’ right to an education, prevention of family violence and sexual abuse.