Gloria is just 13, and became pregnant by a 22-year-old nightclub DJ. Gloria doesn't feel like she was raped - but she barely seems to know how it happened. In Guatemala, the church holds a lot of sway and it blocks attempts at sex education. The result is played out in the numbers - last year some 5,100 girls under 14 became pregnant, up from 4,354 in 2013
A Swedish photographer named Linda Forsell is revealing the heartbreaking stories of young girls aged 10 years, who have been raped and impregnated by their fathers and uncles in Guatemala. According to her pictorial research,in Guatemala, a quarter of all the country’s babies are born to teenage mothers with many within the ages of 10-13 years. In 2011, 35 new mothers in Guatemala were just 10 years old and 90 per cent of the births involved a relative, an uncle, cousin or the girls’ fathers.
Lilian fell pregnant with her son Luis David, one, when she was 11. Her uncle is Luis's father. He began raping her when she was nine. Unlike many cases in Guatemala, he convicted for what he did - but only got a two-month restraining order to keep away from her