Global Fund For Women

When Gloria was growing up in Guatemala, violence was simply a part of her life. She saw her mother abused by her grandmother, and was herself abused by her employers (she started working when she was seven years old). “Many people don’t talk about violence, about abuse…For me, they were normal. It was how life was supposed to be.”

But Gloria’s life changed when she started working with Global Fund for Women grantee partner ACOTCHI. Gloria learned how to be a midwife—a job she had always dreamed of doing—and also learned for the first time about human rights. “At ACOTCHI, they often talk to us about human rights. I didn’t know about them. I didn’t know what a right was. But now I know,” says Gloria.“I would like to live in a world where ‘women’s rights’ are not only words written on a paper, but are actually a reality.”

Read more about Gloria and hear about her new normal in #Determined.

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