Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women

by Highland Support Project
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women
Jobs & Peer-to-Peer Counseling: Guatemalan Women

Summary

Indigenous Guatemalan women face layers of oppression as women in a patriarchal society, a discriminated-against Indigenous minority in a colonized country, and that as Indigenous people, they are three times more likely to be living in extreme poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbates these conditions. Join us in providing jobs and job training, peer to peer counseling and health services, and the tools & guidance needed to gain the resilience and self-determination they need to thrive.

$45,000
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Challenge

COVID-19 is a threat multiplier of existing social and economic inequalities throughout Latin America, exceptionally so among Indigenous populations. Indigenous women specifically, who have minimal job opportunities and a disproportionately large responsibility of demands at home, are also battling rising domestic and gender-based violence rates.

Solution

Our program in Guatemala does more than build clean-burning stoves. Our Women's Circle program and Pixan weaving cooperative facilitate both job-skill training and jobs themselves. The circles provide participants with a network of mutual support and peer-to-peer counseling and physical health services. In a patriarchal society, these circles give women the tools & guidance needed to gain the resilience and self-determination they need to thrive.

Long-Term Impact

Indigenous Guatemalan women face multigenerational historical trauma, rooted in their status in a colonized state and the genocide from Guatemalan civil war from 1960 to 1996. The extensiveness of their trauma means that recovery is long-term, and through the last 25 years, HSP has shown we are committed to impactful change from the ground up. These projects are changing lives, and the ripple effect will continue to transform the quality of life for generations to come.

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Organization Information

Highland Support Project

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
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Twitter: @HighlandPartnrs
Project Leader:
BENJAMIN EDWARD BLEVINS
Richmond, VA United States
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