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The voice of the native people
The voice of the native people

By Trama Volunteer on Nov 24, 2022

Guatemala is truly one of the most colorful countries, thanks to the diversity of Maya cultures, languages and obviously the people, that keep these ancestral traditions alive. Lisa, a volunteer of Trama, tr...

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La voz de la gente nativa
La voz de la gente nativa

By Trama Volunteer on Nov 24, 2022

Guatemala es realmente uno de los países más coloridos, gracias a la diversidad de culturas mayas, idiomas y, obviamente, a la gente, que mantiene vivas estas tradiciones ancestrales. Lisa, una voluntaria de...

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Historias de Textile: El Huipil Guatemalteco
Historias de Textile: El Huipil Guatemalteco

By Trama Coordinator on Aug 29, 2022

Los huipiles tienen una historia profunda, transformándose y evolucionando con la comunidad indígena a través del tiempo. Una vez terminada, la obra de arte que a veces toma meses en realizarse, cuenta historias de las muchas comunidades indígenas que residen en Guatemala. 

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Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories
Inspiring Mayan Women: Hear Their Stories

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

Rigoberta Menchú is probably one of the most inspiring Mayan women of Guatemala. She is an advocate for social justice and human rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala and is internationally known for her...

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The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 05, 2022

From 25 April to 6 May 2022, the 21st Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2022) will take place. The theme is “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due d...

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Mayan survivors of sexual violence celebrate the verdict
Maya survivors of sexual violence fight for justice

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 08, 2022

On the 24th of January the High Risk Court in Guatemala sentenced five former members of the paramilitary Civil Self-Defense Patrols (PAC), armed groups recruited by Guatamala’s army, to 30 years imprisonmen...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela
Volunteer Spotlight: Zella in Xela

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Mar 24, 2022

In the last six months, my work with Trama Textiles has given me the most memorable experience of my life. When I arrived in September of 2021 I did not know how welcomed I would be, into a community not on...

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