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Feminism in Guatemala


Individual Feminists:

Rigoberta Menchú

Internet Links:

You can reach the United Nations' Women Watch page for Guatemala here.

The Women and Gender in Latin America: Anthropology / Economics / Sociology webpage at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, has an extensive bibliography of Central American resources here.

You can access various Guatemalan women's webpage links here.


      Bossen, Laurel. The Redivision of Labor: Women and Economic Choice in Four Guatemalan Communities. SUNY Press, 1983.

      Dinur, Esy. "Where are the Compañeras? Guerrilla Broadcaster Juana Mendez Rojas," WIN: Women's International Net, Issue 10A (June 1998). [You can read this article here.]

      Green, Linda. Fear as a Way of Life: Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala. Colubmia Univ. Press, 1999.

      Menchu, Rigoberta. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Verso, 1987.

      Menchu, Rigoberta and Ann Wright, ed. Crossing Borders. Verso Books ,1998.

      Silverstone, Michael. Rigoberta Menchu: Defending Human Rights in Guatemala. Feminist Press, 1999.

      Smith-Ayala, Emilie. Granddaughters of Ixmucane Guatemalan Women Speak. Womens Press, 1991.

      Tooley, Michelle. Voices of the Voiceless: Women, Justice, and Human Rights in Guatemala. Herald Press, 1997.

      Zur, Judith. Violent Memories: Quiché War Widows of Guatemala. Westview Press, 1997.

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