The Legacy of Sexual Violence in Guatemala: Mayan Women´s Struggle for Justice

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Air date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:00am to 9:30am
The Legacy of Sexual Violence in Guatemala: Mayan Women´s Struggle for Justice
We speak with Guatemalan Human Rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera who is in Oregon for a trip sponsored by Guatemalan Human Rights Commission/USA. She is speaking about The Legacy of Sexual Violence in Guatemala: Mayan Women´s Struggle for Justice in the Sepur Zarco Case. We also speak with Kelsey Alford Jones, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission/USA.
Between 1982 and 1988, Q´eqchi´ Mayan women were forced into sexual slavery on a Guatemalan military base. Sexual violence was widespread during Guatemala´s war. Gabriela Rivera and Kelsey Alford Jones discuss the importance of this case, the legacy of violence against women in Guatemala, and the connection between the violence in Central America and immigration to the USA. 
Mujeres Transformando El Mundo www.mujerestransformandoelmundo.org
Guatemalan Human Rights Commission/USA, http://www.ghrc-usa.org/
Inter-faith Movement for Immigrant Justice/IMIrJ, http://imirj.org/
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