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Andrea Isabel Ixchíu Hernández
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Andrea Ixchíu
Andrea Ixchíu is a K'iche de Totonicapán woman from Guatemala. She is a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala. Since childhood, Andrea has organized local campaigns to denounce violence against women in her community. She now delivers...
Monday, January 27, 2014
New Report Examines the Reality of Women’s Participation in Guatemalan Politics
While women in Guatemala have slowly been making political gains, a new report by NDI and UN Women shows that a significant gender gap persists. The report, Between Challenge and Reality: Women and Political Participation in Guatemala, examines the progress made in recent elections, some obstacles...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Guatemala’s Highest Elections Official on Political Rights and Women’s Advancement
Dr. María Eugenia Villagrán De León, President of the Supreme Elections Tribunal of Guatemala (TSE), has a history of transcending gender barriers and achieving great success. To her, ensuring that women have equal opportunities and are living in a safe country where they have political rights is a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Guatemala: Rigoberta Menchú Running for the Long Term
The first indigenous woman candidate for president of Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú, is behind in the polls, but the very fact that she is standing is an important precedent and a sign that the political system is more open, analysts say. To read the full article, please visit the IPS...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Guatemala: Ethics and Politics Get Divorced in Guatemala
"She got a divorce because of her ambition and love of money," shopkeeper Dulce Álvarez told IPS, about Guatemalan former First Lady Sandra Torres' decision to end her marriage in order to sidestep the legal bar to the president's family members running for the presidency. Like Álvarez,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Guatemala: The final word on the first lady
SANDRA TORRES, who divorced the president of Guatemala in order to be eligible for a presidential run in next month’s election, has been ruled out of the contest once and for all. One of Latin America’s weirdest political sagas finally came to an end when the Constitutional Court ruled on...
Friday, September 16, 2011
GUATEMALA: Presidential elections
At stake in this election: •The office of President of Guatemala Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros •Head of Government: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros •Assembly: Guatemala has a unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica)...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Women and Local Democracy - Lessons from Central America
This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Opportunities and obstacles for women presented by decentralisation are explored with reference to official mechanisms for citizens’ participation,...
Friday, August 08, 2008
Otilia Lux de Coti
"When we get involved in politics, we gain a better understanding of power and we discover that it is an indispensable goal if we want to have a voice in key decisions. Being outside is not the same as being inside. When you’re inside, you find a deeply rooted, established structure, and although...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Culture Matters – Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations
This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The culmination of two years' work with UNFPA field offices, headquarters staff and technical advisers, the...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the following chapters:I. Rights of identity and...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Legislative Advances Ten Years after Cairo
This Report evaluates the evolution of the Cairo Program of Action, and focuses on sexual and reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. It identifies and analyzes the normative progress in 20 countries in the region. It also presents issues relating to HIV/AIDS prevention and violence...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the relationship between gender and institutions. It also...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Leading the Way to Peace - Stories of Women PeaceMakers on the Frontlines
UNIFEM and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice present a documentary screening of "Leading the Way to Peace." The film documents the lives and work of four courageous women: Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone, currently serving as Chief Electoral Commissioner; Zarina Salamat of...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-conflict period. It focuses special attention on the...