Violence against women in Guatemala

In Guatemala, over 5,000 women and girls have been brutally murdered since the year 2000. They are often tortured and raped before they draw their last breath. Perpetrators are rarely caught. Impunity allows the femicide to continue unabated.

Read Violence against women in Guatemala blogpost, written by members on a human rights delegation sponsored by the Guatemala Human Rights Commission. I went on this delegation in 2007 and am currently on the board.

“Women are not dying because of diseases we can’t treat….. they are dying because societies have not made the decision that their lives are worth saving. “

Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla – Egypt