Maria Hernandéz participates in the peaceful resistance movement in the Ixquisis Micro-Region in Guatemala. Photo: Maria Hernandéz.
The work of female human rights defenders in Guatemala is fundamental to social change in the country, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Despite the important role in society that women and women human rights defenders play in the country, their situation has become increasingly risky. This is what peace observer Emil Wenlöf writes in an analysis on Utvecklingsmagasinet.
January 4, 2022, Guest analysis
Mayans in Guatemala continue to deal with discrimination 24 years after a violent civil war.
Photo: Flickr, by Daniel Mennerich
Of: Alice Antoniou
Guatemala continues to face challenges remaining from the Guatemalan Civil War, including high levels of poverty and inequality. Anne Kraemer, Executive Director of Wuqu 'Kawoq, shares how this manifests in the Mayan people's difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare services.
June 22, 2021, Interview, Magazine
Of: Hillevi Axelsson
At the end of November, major protests took place in Guatemala, Central America, against the Conservative government's new budget proposal. Protesters believe that health care, education and the judiciary are getting too few resources and now want to see a change.
December 2, 2020, News
More than 7 people are part of the caravan of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Photo: Alejandra Romo / UNHCR
Of: Märta Johansson
In recent weeks, the migrant caravan that left Honduras in mid-October this year has caused a great stir in the news media around the world. Despite the fact that Central Americans have migrated to the United States before, strong reactions have come from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who uses threats and intimidation tactics to stop the migrants. At the same time, the caravan continues to strive with the hope of a better life.
November 20, 2018, FUF-correspondents
Of: Nathaly Mejia
On October 26, a seminar organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was held in Guatemala. The seminar was about how the legal system is used incorrectly and criminalizes human rights defenders who protect land and land rights in the country.
June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents
Of: Annelie Andersson and Edgardo García
The world's small farmers account for 70 percent of the world's food production, even though they only have access to 24 percent of the world's agricultural land. New trade agreements and seed laws also benefit large international companies and make it difficult to survive as smallholders, write the Latin American groups and the Latin American smallholder network CLOC-La Via Campesina Central America.
April 17, 2015, Debate
Of: David Scott
Sida's proposal to phase out aid to Bolivia, Colombia and Guatemala can be questioned for three reasons, writes former Sadev employee David Scott in a second reply.
March 12, 2013, Debate
Of: Jocke Nyberg
It is clear that there are political reasons behind Sida's proposal to close bilateral aid to Colombia, Bolivia and Guatemala. That is the opinion of Jocke Nyberg, an independent evaluation consultant
March 6, 2013, Debate