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Transforming violence against women in Guatemala: Community feminism and ancestral healing practices

Lorena Cabnal, Guatemalan indigenous and women’s rights activist, will be speaking about her work as a human rights defender, community feminism and the ancestral healing practices that she uses in efforts to transform violent structures and build peace from within. Lorena is a woman human rights defender (WHRD) of Maya-Xinca origin who has been working alongside women in communities throughout Guatemala for many years. She is an advocate of "community feminism" and makes use of ancestral healing practices in her work on transforming violence experienced by women in Guatemala. Her work is an inspiring example of peacebuilding from the grassroots. For more about Lorena and her work visit here.

Presented by Peace Brigades International (PBI) Ireland in association with Peace Studies, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin. All are welcome to attend but please register your interest with

Date: Thursday May 30 2019

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Venue: Room G16, ISE/Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin


Last updated 24 May 2019 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).