Guatemala: Indigenous Mayan Ixil Midwife and Activist Murdered

teleSUR English reports:

Juana Ramirez Santiago, a 57-year-old Mayan Ixil community leader and human rights defender, was shot dead on Friday in Guatemala’s Quiche department.

Ramirez was a founding member of the Network of Ixil Women, an organization fighting for women’s rights, and a prominent midwife in her community. People close to her say had been threatened before and had already filed a complaint with the Public Ministry (MP).
[category: global, reproductive rights, violence]


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