Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Organzations and Women''s Groups we'll be meeting with

These are a few of the groups and individuals we will be meeting with during our trip:

STITCH, Miriam Cardona, women workers and violence in the workplace.

Gladys Monterroso, lawyer, law professor, political party secretary, wife of Procurador, victim of March 25, 2009 kidnapping/torture

Norma Cruz, co-founder and director of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Survivors Foundation

The Myrna Mack Foundation was created by Helen Mack in 1993, following the assassination of her sister, Myrna, an anthropologist who was killed by Guatemala's secret service for helping to investigate the forced displacement of indigenous communities. This highly respected human rights foundation works to end impunity in Guatemala.

CAIMU at Nuevas Horizontes - visit to CAIM (Center for Integrated Support for Women, Victims of Domestic Violence) state sponsored shelters

Meeting with ACAM Midwifery Project - The community served by this project is the mostly Maya indigenous community in the cantons surrounding ConcepciĆ³n Chiquirichapa

Meeting at US Embassy

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