“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
“In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd
“In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur
Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite
In 1982, the Guatemalan Army attacked a tiny village in the desolate northern region of Peten, raping, torturing and
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
The 36 year long civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala, left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,00
In 2008, the Guatemalan parliament passed a law against ‘femicide' (even though it's a word you won't find in a
A man in a mask opens a door.
Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge?
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e
Guatemalan human rights defender Norma Cruz – leader of the women's rights organization ‘Survivors' Found
The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has pro
On December 1, 2011, a woman from the community of Barcenas, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, was violently assaul