María from Guatemala: fighting for indigenous women's rights

Enough - together we can end violence against women and girls

Author: 
Oxfam

María Morales, a 52-year-old Mayan-K’iché who grew up in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, was taught that a woman’s place was in the home and that only men should be educated and go out to work. She knew this wasn’t right. In spite of the challenges and discrimination, as well as threats to her personal safety, she is determined to change what’s normal and encourages other indigenous women to join her.

1 in 3 women and girls will experience violence in their lifetime. But many are taking the fight to end this global crisis into their own hands. Read their stories, or share your own, and join them in saying Enough - together we can end violence against women and girls.