MADRE Statements

Photo Update from Guatemala

Posted on: Saturday, December 24, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE's Partners in Guatemala Demand an End to Gender-Based Violence

MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, The Women Workers Committee, has been dedicated to ending the epidemic of violence against women and girls in their community. Recently, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Women Workers Committee celebrated their achievements and demanded a future free of violence. Read their message and see pictures below:


c. Elizabeth RappaportSandra Gonzalez, leader of the Women Workers Committee, at a march for the Elimination of Violence against Women

c. Elizabeth Rappaport

A Guatemalan woman stands in front of Missing Persons posters, the vast majority of whom are women 

c. Elizabeth RappaportMarchers take to the streets, holding up signs that demand an end to Guatemala's silence 

c. Elizabeth RappaportWomen from MADRE's partner organization,  the Women Workers Committee 

c. Elizabeth RappaportSandra Gonzalez stands with Betty Gonzalez, whose daughter Rosemery was murdered three years ago

c. Elizabeth RappaportProtestors demand that the sexual violence, assault, exploitaton and battery of women be put to an end

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Rappaport

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