AFEDES – Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez



Guided by an unshakable belief in Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, AFEDES was founded by Mayan women determined to advance their own physical, economic, and political autonomy. With a particular focus on reducing malnutrition and food insecurity among children and Kaqchikeles women, AFEDES is creating lasting change by shining a national spotlight on the living conditions faced by Indigenous women. Their trainings, organizational processes, agroecology work, intersectoral coordination, and legal strategies help to advance self-determination and address deep-seated violence against women. AFEDES also works to hold the Guatemalan State accountable—ensuring that it protects the collective intellectual and ancestral knowledge of Indigenous peoples throughout the country.



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