27 Jan 2012 Guatemala: Women of Faith Promoting Gender, Communication and Citizenship
Centro Evangélico de Estudios Pastorales en América Central (CEDEPCA), Guatemala
The Women On Air Network is part of the Latin American Protestant Centre for Pastoral Studies (CEDEPCA) working to promote greater participation by women in the life of the churches and in public decision-making processes in Guatemalan society. This is a context in which inequalities of gender, ethnicity and class are exacerbated by fundamentalist, conservative, and patriarchal social structures that severely limit the communication rights of women as citizens. In addition, the owners and editors of the country’s mass media reveal prejudice and ignorance with regard to the realities facing women, their claims and contribution to society. This project will provide capacity-building for CEDEPCA, allowing 17 women of faith to see themselves as social subjects through training in theory and practice, to work on a series of radio productions, and to create a methodological handbook for use with the radio series.
Contact: Sra Elizabeth Carrera Paz
Coordinator, Women’s Ministry Program