Friday, March 16, 2007

Los Angeles Event: Guatemala Femicide Conference

We featured this recommended action for a House resolution condemning the brutal murders of women in girls in Guatemala in a recent issue of our newsletter,
The majority of women killed in the past few years in Guatemala lived in urban areas of the country and were 18-30 years old. Many were abducted in broad daylight in front of witnesses. Despite the lack of detailed forensic information, significant evidence suggest that sexual violence, particularly rape, characterizes many of the killings. The brutality of the killings, with sexual violence and mutilation, bear many of the hallmarks of the terrible atrocities committed during the civil conflict. These atrocities have gone unpunished, and reveal that extreme sexual violence and discrimination remain prevalent in Guatemalan society.
An opportunity to learn more is coming up on March 21 and 22 at Loyola Marymount University with a conference that promises, create a safe space to lecture and debate the femicide, its theories, the culture of violence behind this issue, and the actions to take in order to investigate, prevent and stop the violent murders of women in this country
More info here.

For a little artistic inspiration for your actions, check out this post.
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