Women confronting violence and impunity in Guatemala

The Guatemala Human Rights Commission is hosting Sandra Moran for this year’s Spring Speaker’s Tour. Here’s the schedule – please share it with you networks.

For Women’s Right to Live

Saturday March 26 : Washington, DC: Ecumenical Advocacy Days

10:30am: Latin America track Plenary Session

4:30pm: Workshop on Women Confronting Violence and Impunity in Guatemala

Sunday March 27 : Bethesda, MD and Arlington, VA

10:20am: Unitarian Universalist River Road

7:30-9:00 pm: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Monday March 28 : Washington, DC

12:00-1:00 Society for International Development, Washington Chapter

2:30pm: George Washington University

7:00 pm: American University

 

Tuesday March 29 : Richmond, VA

2:00-4:00pm : Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Wednesday March 30 : Charlottesville and Winchester, VA

3:00pm: University of Virginia

7:00 pm: Shenandoah University

 

Thursday March 31: Philadelphia, PA; Ewing, NJ

12:30: Temple University

6:00pm: College of New Jersey

 

Monday April 4: Philadelphia and West Chester, PA

12:00 pm: Drexel University

7:30 pm: West Chester University

 

Tuesday April 5: New York City, NY

Events closed to the public.

 

Wednesday April 6: New York City, NY

1:30pm: UN Human Rights Offices

6:00pm: Columbia University (Rm 1102 of the International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St.)

 

Thursday April 7: Ithaca, NY

7:00pm: Ithaca College

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