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Oxfam in Guatemala

People from Guatemala's indigenous Tzotzil community participate in an Oxfam supported programme to help them recover their ancestral lands. Photo: Annie Bungeroth

From our staff

Martha Rosales, Young Women's Equal Participation Programme

 The level of inequality in Guatemala is higher than in any other Latin American country.  It's a situation that's unsustainable, because the government is becoming weaker and violence is increasing, with an alarming impact on women in particular. 

So Oxfam focuses on the rights of young indigenous women and small-scale farmers - both groups that have historically been excluded. We help people have a say in the key decisions which will affect their lives, and seek to strengthen social movements so that people can engage in dialogue with public institutions, and help to make those institutions more inclusive."

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Guatemala (PDF, 216KB)

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