Our work in Guatemala focuses on strengthening the voice and influence of youth, women, and indigenous peoples in their communities.
have gained access to quality bilingual education
are supported by Oxfam Denmark and represents 8 million indigenous people
on violation of indigenous peoples’ rights have been supported by us
are being implemented by Oxfam Denmark’ partners in Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the most unequal countries in the world. Half of the population lives in poverty, and the extreme concentration of wealth and political power leads to social unrest, violations of human rights and lack of access to basic social services such as education and healthcare.
Over 50 percent of the population of Guatemala consists of indigenous people, and we support their organizations and movements in organising and promoting political change proposals that seek to improve their lives. This applies to safeguarding their human rights, access to quality education, economic justice, and climate justice.
Climate change, environmental degradation and the unsustainable extraction of natural resources lead to massive migration, loss of economic opportunities and an alarming inequality in the country. And it is young people, women and indigenous people who suffer the most from the consequences.
“ Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples. ”