Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN-. The Seventh-day Adventist Church held the Women’s Congress 2023, with the theme, “Women Making a Difference,” where Luz Keila Gramajo, General Secretary of Planning and Programming of the Presidency -Segeplan-, was acknowledged for her outstanding and valuable work at the multi-religious table in Guatemala.
During the acknowledgment speech, Keila Gramajo addressed the audience, highlighting the Public Policy’s Christian principles, values, and goals from its conception and protection of life.
She stated, “It is an honor to share with you that we all have one thing besides being women in common. We all have conviction, which has led us to influence the development of our families and extends to all of Guatemala. I say conviction because, first of all, we need to believe in Christian principles to affirm ourselves in the family, school, government, work, and every task we perform. No one commits to something about which they are not convinced.”
The principles of the Adventist Church are based primarily on the Christian faith and in supporting women through literacy, entrepreneurship, crafts, and tailoring workshops.
Keila Gramajo is an example of perseverance, capacity and discipline for many Guatemalan women. In this regard, Secretary Gramajo highlighted, “I was invited to share my experience in leadership within the government. The political statements about the protection of life that led to the declaration of Guatemala as the Pro-Life and Family Capital of Ibero-America are part of that.”
In this manner, Secretary Gramajo demonstrated the importance and role of women at home, in the church, and education, following values of life and family.
In fulfillment of the Guatemalan Constitution’s requirements, President Alejandro Giammattei’s administration established a multi-religious roundtable, whose purpose is to ensure religious freedom in the country.
On March 9, 2022, the Ibero-American Congress for Life and the Family declared Guatemala the Pro-Life Capital of Ibero-America and recognized its efforts to guarantee freedom of worship.
A second tool is the Public Policy for the Protection of Life and the Institution of the Family, 2021-2032. The document was launched on July 25, 2021, with the participation of representatives of religious organizations, academic institutions, and international collaboration.