On March 21st and 22nd, 2007, MuJER and Loyola Marymount University will be hosting an international conference in Los Angeles on the violent murders of women in Guatemala which has surpassed 2,500 since 2001. (Amnesty International)
The purpose of the conference is to create a safe space to lecture and debate the femicide, its theories, the culture of violence behind this issue, and actions to take. It will create a network of US supporters for Guatemalan women and human rights organizations. It will promote international pressure on the Guatemalan government to address the lack of justice, insecurity, and increasing number of women murders.
—submitted by Alicia Partnoy