Sunday, July 5, 2009

Introduction to the trip

Since 2000, over 5500 Guatemalan women have been brutally murdered. These gender-based crimes have been characterized as "femicide" because they target females. 98 % of the crimes go unpunished.

We will travel to Guatemala to understand the economic, social and political issues surrounding femicide. We'll learn how society is affected and reacts to the murders. We'll participate in activism and solidarity, reaching out to women's organizations working on this most difficult issue.

A team of twelve of us will participate in this Guatemala Human Rights Delegation (GHRD). As part of our commitment we intend to share what we are learning to raise awareness and increase support for human rights in Guatemala. Follow our experience starting August 1, 2009

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