M.I.A. Delegation: Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Three delegates from MIA will participate this month in the activities part of the launch of the U.N. campaign: “UNiTE to End Violence against Women“.

“Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women” is a global call for action, launched in November 2009, on ending violence against women and girls. It is presented by UNIFEM as a contribution to advance the objectives of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women through social mobilization.

You can read more HERE.

TODAY: International Hunger Strike

Dear Friends and Associates,

Today begins the first day of an international hunger strike in recognition of three stolen daughters from Guatemala, who were kidnapped and trafficked for adoption to unsuspecting families in the United States. This strike is an international show of support and continuation of the hunger strike launched by Norma Cruz and Fundacion Sobrevivientes in Guatemala on July 15, 2009.

Please read more about the strike at www.threedaysforthreedaughters.typepad.com

We have commitments to fast from around the world, from India to France to Louisiana. We are fasting in honor of three stolen daughters, Anyeli, Heidy, and Arlene, and their brave mothers who face the most unimaginable challenges and loss that any human can imagine. Because we value and celebrate adoption done in ethical and moral practice, we call a strike to voice opposition to those that tarnish and ultimately destroy legitimate adoption practice, rendering legitimate orphans homeless, and profitizing a once humanitarian endeavor.

Recently, it has been publicized that new DNA tests confirm that kidnapped and US-adopted Anyeli is in fact the daughter of Loyda Rodriguez Hernandez, who reported her daughter’s abduction in 2006. Anyeli was allegedly stolen from the front yard of her mother’s home in Guatemala City, falsely declared abandoned, and adopted by a Missouri family after having been renamed Karen Abigail. It is understood that Anyeli was issued a visa from the US Embassy Guatemala in 2008. It is unclear at this time what will be the outcome of this case as it appears there is no legal precedence for the return of a stolen child who was “legally” adopted and who now has US citizenship.

Strike organizers will be traveling to Washington DC this fall to present to US officials strike documentation and compiled research in an ongoing effort of exposure, accountability and justice.

Please forward this email to any interested persons or organizations.

Thank you for your support and interest.

Lucia Muñoz

Executive Director, MIA

Three Days for Three Daughters international hunger strike – Sept. 2009

September 1, 2, 3, 2009. Join Us.

three_daysImagine if your child was kidnapped. Imagine when you reported this to authorities, you were ignored, bullied and dismissed. Imagine thinking you would never see your child again. And that you could do nothing about it.

Three Days for Three Daughters is an international hunger strike to be held on September first, second and third. The strike is named after three girls who were kidnapped from their three mothers in Guatemala. These mothers, like hundreds of other mothers and fathers in developing nations, wait without answers, help or justice.

In continuation of the hunger strike that was started by Norma Cruz and Fundacion Sobrevivientes in Guatemala on July 15, we are striking for three days, one day for each daughter, to seek justice for the mothers in Guatemala, and to bring attention to the problem of child trafficking in international adoption. Your commitment can help bring justice and give a voice to those that have been silenced.

We are asking people around the world to fast for three days, one day for each daughter stolen. We are not gathering physically in one spot, we are gathering virtually through the web. We are asking participants to commit to documenting their strike through words and/or photograph(s) that they will provide to us via email. At the end of the strike, a book will be designed of the strike documentation and given to key governmental officials and journalists in an effort to expose the issue.

We have commitments from people in India, Guatemala, Germany, The United States, Canada and Denmark. Your commitment can help bring justice and give a voice to those that have been silenced.

If you do decide to join us, please sign up at http://threedaysforthreedaughters.typepad.com and sign in as a MIA delegate and notify us.

MIA ofrece curso en la USAC



En el marco de la Campaña “Pasa la voz! Las universitarias tenemos derecho auna vida libre de violencia!” promovida por el Instituto Universitario de la Mujer de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala-IUMUSAC, y la campaña “Listones blancos, Hombres contra el feminicidio” impulsada por MIA organización con sede en Los Ángeles, California.


• Sensibilizar sobre la necesidad de transformar lasrelaciones de desigualdad de género.

• Enseñar alternativas para transformar la violencia contra las mujeres.


• Rolesyestereotipossexistas

• Reconociendouncomportamientoabusivo

• Poniendofinalaviolenciadegénero


• 3 sesiones y una actividad de cierre.

• Talleres, video foros ylecturas seleccionadas.

• Se otorgará constancia de participación.

Dirigido a:

Mujeres y hombres estudiantes de las diferentes Unidades Académicas de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala


Jueves 20 de agosto

Jueves 27 de agosto

Viernes 4 de septiembre

Viernes 11 de septiembre

Horario: 14:00 a 17:00

Lugar: Aula Dr. Carlos González, Edificio DDA 2º. Nivel Ciudad Universitaria

Inscripción: Enviar correo electrónico a iumusac@yahoo.es

Mayor información: Celular 5776-8918


STARTS TODAY: Curso Cátedra de la Mujer 2009

Sesión I: “Herramientas metodológicas para un currículo no sexista”

Aula Dr. Carlos Gonzáles Orellana — División de Desarrollo Académico — DDA, 2do. Nivel

Ciudad Universitaria zona 12

Salas 1 y 2 Edificio de Recursos Educativos,

4to. Nivel Biblioteca Central, USAC, zona 12

Horario: de 8:00 a 13:00 horas

Conferencia Inaugural

“Si aprendemos conjuntamente y en las mismas condiciones tendremos mejor vida.”

Herramientas para promover la equidad e igualdad de género y étnica en la escuela primaria. De primero a sexto grado.

We kaqatijoj qib´ pa junamal kaqariq junutzalaj k`aslemal (idioma k´iche`)

• Licda. Estela Soch Consultora OPS: Intercambio de experiencia

• Lucia Muñoz: Proyecto MIA en California, EEUU

• Licda. Sandra Verónica Collado: Investigadora, área de Docencia IUMUSAC

Calendario Reuniones Presenciales:

Sesión I. 16 de julio de 2009

Sesión II. 21 de agosto de 2009

Sesión III. 18 de septiembre de 2009

Sesión IV. octubre de 2009

Diploma de Participación a quienes cumplan con el requisito de 80% de asistencia y 80% en la entrega de tareas a e-mail pslucreciavicente@yahoo.com. Inscripción Lucrecia Vicente pslucreciavicente@yahoo.com.