Guatemala is ranked a dismally low 116 out of 135 countries for gender equality. We strongly believe that family planning is crucial to supporting the gender equality of Guatemalan women.
As former UNICEF director Carol Bellamy said, "Safe water and sanitation are essential to protect children's health and their ability to learn at school. In this sense, they are as vital as textbooks to a child's education."
As Sikhs are still waiting (and fighting for) justice for what our families and communities endured in India, perhaps we can learn from our Guatemalan brothers and sisters who successfully tried and convicted a former head of state who once seemed untouchable.
Now that a Guatemalan court has convicted General Erfrain Rios Montt of "genocide" maybe we can better come to terms with the history of the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration was determined to vanquish communism in Central America.
In the highlands of northern Guatemala, the Mayan-Ixil people who have only come into significant contact with the western world within the last 120 years still conserve a rooted cultural legacy that contains traces of the original "good life."
In 1982, investigative journalist Allan Nairn interviewed a Guatemalan general nicknamed "Tito" on camera during the height of the indigenous massacre...
It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.
The impact of the products we consume must be felt locally for there to be an ethical evaluation of the true cost of the effects of our consumption. In the very least, we should make every effort to think locally; to consider what we´d want for our own community; when we act globally.
On International Women's Day, thousands of events were held all across the world in honor of the day and it is even a holiday in some countries, such as Afghanistan, that have been known to foster some of the most severe oppression of women in the world.
Shortly after entering prison, he became Guatemala's most notorious inmate. After all, he wasn't a typical gang leader.
The sad fact is that homicidal violence is just the tip of the iceberg. Mexicans, Guatemalans, Colombians and Jamaicans are fleeing violence plagued communities in greater numbers than ever before.
Like in many marriages, our glowing honeymoon period had a shelf life. And today, although we continue to share a deep and abiding affection and connection, I've come to realize that I've started doing what I never thought I'd do -- take my husband and relationship for granted. And I think a lot of people do the same.
On the cusp of what might a long-awaited break in the impasse on Capitol Hill on immigration legislation, Edi's story remains tragically typical, and no matter what Congress decides, there's a good chance it will be repeated again and again in the name of the endless mantra of "security."
Last August, one group of tourists -- a student film crew -- left the familiar comfort of the cobblestone streets to go to those slums in León. They went to tell the story of people working for a better life.
Some grasp of this history can give us new ways of thinking about the need for immigration reform. Could we see immigration reform as some small measure of atonement for our complicity in the horrors of the Central American past?
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