In Guatemala, a human rights emergency is raging, and no one is paying attention.
Women and girls are being raped, tortured and murdered, their mutilated bodies discarded in public places.
In the past decade nearly 5,000 young women have been murdered in this way, some as young as ten. The community of our sister organization in Barcenas, Guatemala is ground zero in this crisis.
The challenge is immense, but change is possible. We can do it because of the courage of our sisters at the Women Workers' Committee in Barcenas, our expertise and strong alliances in the global women's movement, and because of you.
We will confront this crisis at every level.
Women in besieged communities like Barcenas deserve our support. By rallying action locally, nationally and globally, we can end this atrocity once and for all. To join the fight, click here.
Two years ago, 17-year-old Rosemary Gonzalez said good-bye to her mother Betty, walked out of their small house on the outskirts of Guatemala City and was never seen alive again. As Betty fights for justice, you can be a part of her circle of support. To send her a message, click here.