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We are excited to announce that Luz Méndez's book, Clamor for Justice: Sexual Violence, Armed Conflict and Violent Land Dispossession, is now available in English! This important book explores two major episodes of sexual violence against Guatemalan women from the Q’eqchí people: the first during Guatemala's civil war and the second during the current stage of the extraction-based model of neoliberal globalization. The Consortium is honored to have played a role in making this important book available in English.
In the book's Foreword, Consortium Director Carol Cohn writes: “In addition to its valuable contributions to how we think about ending impunity, Clamor for Justice also pushes us to think about conflict related sexual violence with greater subtlety and complexity. It does so by showing how critically important it is to understand the historical, social, and political economic contexts within which organized sexual violence takes place.”
Luz Méndez is a gender expert and peace negotiator; she was the only female member of the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca delegation, contributing to unprecedented commitments for gender equality in the accords. She has authored several books and articles on gender based violence, women's access to justice and peace building in Guatemala. She is an Affiliated Researcher of the Consortium.
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