Latin and Caribbean Women chart New Global Development Agenda

Latin American and Caribbean Women chart their priorities for the New Global Development Agenda “A seed, a new era that will chart new pathways for women,” said Ana Laynes, indigenous leader and Mayor of Nebaj, Huehuetenango, a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala, as she performed a Mayan ritual to open the Post-2015 Consultation with Indigenous Women in Guatemala, on 8 April. Initiation of a Mayan ceremony, led by Ana Laynes, indigenous leader and Mayor of Nebaj, … [Read more...]

Mike Madigan says, “Mayan calendar ends in March 2013”

  While everyone is panicking over December 21, 2012, (when the Mayan calendar cycle "ends")...   I'm looking at March 31, 2013 instead.     Why? Because that's when the 'Tzolk'in' calendar ends. The what? So what is the Mayan Calendar? The calendar was constructed by an advanced civilization called the Mayans around 250-900 AD. Evidence for the Maya empire stretches around most parts of the southern states of Mexico and reaches down to the current geological … [Read more...]

Guatemala, Mayan language used to promote gender equality

Mam is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala and Mexico by about 500,000 people. The Guatemala Ministry of Education and WFP have been trained in this language to more than 300 teachers of bilingual schools in the use of textbooks in Mam among students to promote gender equality, food security and nutrition, and other topics. Radio host Rosario Sul González gets set for a show on Radio Ixchel, a pirate radio station in Guatemala that provides content for local indigenous Mayan residents. … [Read more...]

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