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A Visit to Our Sister Organizations in Guatemala

MADRE staff recently traveled to Guatemala to meet with our sister organizations, and we'd like to give you the chance to relive the trip!

Some of you became a "virtual delegate" and received updates from Guatemala. If you would like to sign up for future updates, please email

We shared photos and short updates from our sister organizations. To take a look at them, you can:

  • Visit the myMADRE blog
  • Check out the MADRE Facebook fan page
  • Follow the @MADREspeaks Twitter feed.
  • Follow MADRE's Executive Director @yifats Twitter feed.

Updates from Guatemala 

March 12, 2011

Reverberating Stories of Genocide in Guatemala 

The Guatemalan countryside is so beautiful with its volcanic mountains and blue skies, that it's hard to imagine that you are driving through the site of a genocide. That's how the United Nations characterized the mass killings of Indigenous Guatemalans by US-backed government forces in the early 1980's. 

March 10, 2011 

Gathering Momentum to Demand Justice in Guatemala

Together, we're building the connections and partnerships we need to begin to address the many human rights violations faced by the people of Guatemala over generations. 

Women Murdered Every Day in Guatemala

Last Sunday, the Guatemalan security forces reported that eight women had been killed in the past 24 hours. Eight women. They ranged in age from 14 to 43, they lived in the capital city and hundreds of miles away, and they were all shot.

March 9, 2011 

Claiming Home as a Woman's Human Right

Yesterday, as I joined with the women of our partner organization in Guatemala City to celebrate International Women's Day, a phrase occurred to me: "I feel at home."

March 8, 2011 

Starting International Women's Day in Guatemala City

It's early morning in Guatemala City on this 100th International Women's Day. I'm excited to head out to Barcenas, about an hour away, where we will spend the day with Sandra Gonzales and the other women of our sister organization, the Barcenas Women Workers' Committee.

Reflecting on Messages from Our Sister Organizations in Guatemala and Mexico

This March 8, we declare ourselves once again voices of change, promoting the adoption of measures to protect women, children and girls from the violence that prevails in our country.

Click Here for Photos from International Women's Day with Our Partners in Guatemala

For additional resources on Guatemala, click below:

Country Overview


MADRE Partners

Women Workers' Committee | Muixil

MADRE Projects

Guatemala: Barcenas Health and Dignity

Guatemala: Farming for the Future

myMADRE Blog

Posts on Guatemala