Guatemala uses art to address juvenile crime | News | Al Jazeera

Guatemala uses art to address juvenile crime

Youth group uses photography to help violent street gang members in one of the world's most dangerous cities.

    Guatemala has one of the highest child homicide rates in the world. With a murder rate 800 percent higher than the US, many of the country's children endure life in rough neighbourhoods with high levels of poverty, drugs and violent crime.

    Given that many of the chldren are experiencing trauma similar to that found in conflict zones, one aid group believes photography may offer the capital's youth an escape from the violence.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.