Vice President Karin Herrera visited the girls and young women of Fundación Talita Kumi

The Government of Guatemala highlighted its commitment to women and their development in society.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN-. Within the framework of the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Vice President Karin Herrera shared with young people from the Foundation for the Development and Education of Indigenous Women Talita Kumi -FUNDEMI in the Department of Alta Verapaz to focus on actions for women’s empowerment. 

During her speech, the vice president urged girls and young women to fight for their dreams. She also highlighted the role of women in society and emphasized that the Government of Guatemala is committed to reducing gaps in their benefits.

She said, “Remember that each of you is worthy, you have rights, you must believe in yourself, and you must go the extra mile to fight for your dreams, to demand your rights.”

The Talita Kumi Foundation seeks to contribute to the student’s comprehensive education, preventive health, and economic development in each location.

Authorities from the Secretariat Against Sexual Violence, Exploitation, and Trafficking in Persons and the United Nations Refugee Agency also attended the event.

Vice President Herrera praised the foundation’s work and highlighted its importance for developing communities. She mentioned, “Talita Kumi’s work contributes to community development, which is fundamental.”

Violence prevention 

As part of this activity, SVET coordinated a prevention day to share informative material with the girls.

Among the topics addressed was the prevention of crimes of sexual violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.

Talita Kumi Foundation

It is an organization with 53 years of experience focusing on community development. It seeks to educate rural families. It focuses on youth and indigenous women to improve their quality of life and build a better future.

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