Gender Equality

Women in the Teachers’ Movement: A Lesson in Resistance

Escrito por  |  13 / September / 2013

Women in the Mexican teachers’ movement describe why they are protesting, the conditions they face in their communities and classrooms and the urgent need for democratic change.

‘I don’t want to die without seeing justice’: Sexual Slavery During Guatemala’s Armed Conflict

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2012

Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous qeqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guatemala City on Sept. 24-28, as part of the first criminal trial for sexual slavery and rape during the armed conflict. This legal action is historically transcendent, not only for being the first time that sexual violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala has come to trial, but also because it is the first trial for sexual slavery that has been brought to a national court. Previous cases have been presented in international courts.