The struggle of indigenous women
In Guatemala, indigenous women are commonly victims of discrimination, violence and/or exclusion. In a country where nearly half of the population is indigenous, women are more likely to be sick, illiterate and poorer than other Guatemalan citizens.
From the skirts of the volcanoes in the Lake Atitlán region, indigenous women from the 'kaqchikel' ethnicity, represent the struggle and strength of Mayan women. They continue to be marginalized and excluded in their own land.