Oxfam Policy & Practice Journal Article - Roadblocks on the ruta de denuncia: negotiating women’s rights and resisting violences in postwar Guatemala’s Northern Transversal Strip

In 1996, Guatemala’s Peace Accords were signed, concluding 36 years of war and genocide. However, persisting violence, including violence against women and criminalisation of human rights defenders protesting inequalities provoked by postwar extractivism, threatens the democracy promised through formal peace. Specifically, women human rights defenders play key roles and face multiple challenges in these struggles as research in Maya Q’eqchi’ communities in the Northern Transversal Strip (FTN) region shows 

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