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Menchu urges land access for Guatemala women

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Giving women access to land in Guatemala is key to forging lasting peace and tackling inequality, Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said on Friday, in a country where land distribution is one of the most unequal in the world.

Two decades after Guatemala signed a 1996 peace accord to end a civil war that pledged major land distribution to the country's majority indigenous population, most land is still owned by men and remains in the hands of a few, Menchu said.

Source: Reuters