“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.”
Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie
Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said today that after many long years of g
The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”cou
Indigenous women were systematically gang-raped by Guatemala soldiers and members of paramilitary groups during the c
On Wednesday March 20, Rios Montt, the former president of Guatemala, went on trial for genocide and crimes against h
Last week, 35-year-old Carmen Virginia Tuez Franco was found murdered in Guatemala City alongside her niece Silvia Ma
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
Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
A United Nations envoy today welcomed the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war
Last month, Sandra Torres announced that she was divorcing her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, in order t
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
In the small Latin American country of Guatemala, violence against women is a widespread problem girls deal with from
GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 27, 2010 (IPS) - Guatemala, it seems, is trying out a new image.
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
A United States federal court ruling this week could unleash a wave of political asylum claims from applicants who sa
When a federal court in California blocked the deportation of an undocumented Guatemalan woman this week, the case re
The 9th U.S.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Guatemalan women could possibly be eligible for political asylum
Washington, Jul 13 (EFE).- The 9th U.S.
An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United St
A former Guatemalan soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing his role in a 1982 massacre of peasants by the arm
A group of Guatemalan Indian women who were raped by army soldiers during the country's 1960-1996 civil war broke the
March 4-5, 2010, marked a historic moment for women in Guatemala, where for the first time the Court of Conscience ag
UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM IN GUATEMALA CONDEMNS THREATS AGAINST NORMA CRUZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘SURVIVORS FOUNDATION'
The rising number of women being murdered in Central America is highlighted in a recently released grim report, thank
Some 708 women were killed in Guatemala in 2009, based on Interior Ministry figures released on Saturday.
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e