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Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration?

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Guatemalan human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera discusses the current situation on human rights for women and children, child migrants, immigration politics. What role did the United States' Cold War involvement in Central America play? How have internal conflict and breakdowns in civil society fueled contemporary flight/migration of youth and adults- and in particular a high proportion of women migtrants? Rivera has a long history of working with women survivors of sexual violence, other forms of violence against women, and fundamental basic human rights for women. She will discuss the landscape of rights issues confronting Guatemala, the groundbreaking and historic Sepur Zarco case concerning violence against women at the hands of the military during war, and how the international community can build awareness and buoy support for these issues.

Cosponsored with the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA

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