Helping to get justice for indigenous women raped and tortured in Guatemala’s civil war


Feliciana Bernal (Credit: Amy Bracken)

On PRI’s The Word, Amy Bracken reports on the story of Feliciana Bernal, who was one of the translators in the Ríos Montt Genocide trial.

The piece goes on to say that there has been a remarkable rise in the involvement of women at every level of the justice system in Guatemala.

It was the country’s first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz, who brought the charges against Ríos Montt and his associate. And it was under the country’s second female attorney general, Thelma Aldana, a one-time courthouse janitor, that another major case went to trial earlier this year.

You can read and listen to the article here.

Categories: Audio, Gender, Genocide, Guatemala, Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, Justice, Rios Montt

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