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Guatemala - Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation. UN Women Gallery
The failure to secure justice in cases of gender-based violence shows fundamental flaws in Guatemala’s democratic institutions.
8 March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. However, in Guatemala for the past three years, the day has been a painful reminder of the long road towards gender equity, and the potentially lethal consequences of continuing misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women.
This article was prepared for Christian Aid by Nathalie Mercier (Guatemala), Maria Useche (Colombia), Tania Grande (El Salvador) and Javier SanVicente (Honduras) Main image: migrant child detained at the US border. Source: Guardian podcast: ‘What is happening to migrant children at the US border‘ The devastating image of Salvadoran immigrant, Óscar Martínez, with his two-year-old […]
In November-December 2018 Christian Aid promoted a Month of Awareness of Gender Based Violence, working with its partners in the region, around the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and International Human Rights Day (10 December). The Latin American and Caribbean region has the highest rates of violence against women, […]
This article was re-published from Ricochet by UpsideDownWorld. You can see the original here. Header image:(L-R): Amalia Cac Tiul, Elena Choc Quib, Carmelina Caal Ical, and Angelica Choc outside TD Tower, Toronto, Nov. 8, 2017. Source: Heather Gies Elena Choc Quib, a unilingual Q’eqchi’ speaker from a remote village in rural Guatemala, never imagined travelling […]
Rebeca Lane is a self-described “artivist” who uses music and poetry to expose and condemn state violence in Guatemala from the genocidal internal armed conflict in the 1980s to today.
Documentary film by Ana Lucía Cuevas centres on a filmmaker's search for answers about what happened to her brother, his wife and child, all abducted during the Guatemalan Civil War.
Across Mexico and Central America cell-phones bring benefits and some dangers, especially for women.
Immigration is contentious both in US internal politics and in its relations with Mexico. Soon, however, US demand for labour may outstrip the supply of immigrants.
Main image: banner hung at the entrance of the Consitutional Court after it annulled the genocide verdict against Efraím Ríos Montt. Photo: Andrea Ixchíu
A recent constitutional court ruling reduces the term in office of Claudia Paz y Paz who as attorney-general has led the fight against impunity.