Quorum put out a short briefing on the Achí Women case, its background and why it’s important. Errors in translation are mine. The internal armed conflict savagely hit Guatemala for 36 years, especially women who, in many cases, were considered… Read More ›
Jo-Marie Burt and Paolo Estrada write in NACLA about the recently started trial of former members of the Civil Self-Defense Patrols (PAC), for the rape of Indigenous women during the internal armed conflict. The PAC were paramilitary groups created by… Read More ›
Based on information from Mujeres Transformando el Mundo, La Cuerda, through Jody García, has presented an infographic on the continuing fight for justice with regard to the Sepur Zarco case. Any errors in translation are mine. Five years ago, a… Read More ›
By Juliette Doman, published in The Conversation. In February 2016, Guatemalan women survivors and the alliance of organisations supporting them successfully prosecuted two former members of the Guatemalan military for domestic and sexual slavery in the groundbreaking Sepur Zarco trial…. Read More ›
The High Risk Appellate Court upheld the historic Sepur Zarco judgment this week after unanimously rejecting the three appeals presented by the defense counsel of the two military officials convicted last February in the case. The judges read the summary… Read More ›
There is really nothing to add here. From Plaza Pública.
On February 26, 2016, High Risk “A” Tribunal in Guatemala convicted military officers Esteelmer Reyes Girón and Heriberto Valdez Asig of sexual violence and domestic and sexual slavery against 15 Maya Q’eqchi’ women, as well as several counts of homicide… Read More ›