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Fighting For Women's Rights In Guatemala

03/08/2022

At EFTC we are proud to be a team of strong, proud, resilient and effective international women. In our UK office over 80% of our team are female. We’re proud to champion and improve the rights of women and girls in Guatemala and we put their stories at the heart of everything we do. In Guatemala, our team is led by Project Director Sara Miller and over 75% of our Guatemalan staff are female.

On #InternationalWomensDay on Tuesday 8 March our students, female staff and teachers created a mural to take part in the fight for women's rights and highlight the issues that continue to affect women. In Guatemala violence and discrimination against women and girls is a daily reality whether it is in the streets or at home.

To combat these destructive norms we teach our students to take up space, create art, and understand that we are here for each other. We're working every day to create a community of strong young women, teaching them that catcalling and violence is not ok in any circumstances.

Our students and their families deserve to live in freedom and without fear.