Women and Peace Network
The Women and Peace Network is coordinated by Fundacion Guatemala in Guatemala City. The network is made up of various organizations from across Central America:
Coordinator for Women's Land and Property Rights in Guatemala"
Coordination for Women's Land and Proporty Rights in Guatemala is a network of rural women organizations represents the different ethnic groups from Guatemala. With political capacities , they seek to visualize and eliminate gender discrimination, exclusion and oppression and to help fight for access to land and property rights. This is accomplished through training and capacity building in political matters, creation of strategic operative partnerships in national, regional and international arenas, all to strengthen women leadership in order to allow them to replicate their knowledge and experience to the rest of Guatemala's women.
Its Members are:
• Comité Bilateral de Mujeres Rurales del Ministerio de Agricultura (CIBMMUR);
• Organización de mujeres Mama Maquin, Área de Huehuetenango;
• Coordinadora Nacional de Viudas de Guatemala (CONAVIGUA), Área de Alta Verapaz;
• Asociación Ak' Tenamit;
• Círculo de Género de Quetzaltenango;
• Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Mujeres "San José Sina Che".
• Asociación de Mujeres Campesinas de Oriente -AMCO-
• Coordinadora de Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres Mayas -CODIMM-
• Asociación de Mujeres Fe y Esperanza
• Red de Procuradoras Municipales en Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres
• Red de Pescadoras Artesanales del Caribe Guatemalteco.
NICARAGUA: "Coordinator for Rural Women's Rights to Land Property Rights".
The Union of Cooperatives "Las Brumas" , also member of the Huairou Commission, coordinates the efforts and work from women that take part in decision-making processes - such as the Women and Rural Development Commission, the Municipal Development Committees, County Committees- as well as those from grassroots rural women organizations (farmers, cooperative members, artisans,etc.)
COSTA RICA: Women Farmers Coordinator (CMC)
CMC is composed of small agricultural women's groups dedicated to handicraft activities with limited budget and scarce access to development resources. The common denominator in this group of women is the lack or limited access to credit, skill training and technical assistance and in general their economic activities are for subsistence. However, they are characterized for being well organized, a condition that has led them to access educational and capacity building opportunities.
HONDURAS: Rural Women Network of Honduras (REDNAMURH)
This organization works primarily in advocacy efforts towards the creation of a special land-acquisition fund for rural women and their social demands.
EL SALVADOR: RURAL WOMEN ASSOCIATION (AMR)
This committee puts forward demands for the protection of natural resources vital to everyone's life such as water.
Violence against women. In this regard, the demand is that violence against women be typified as a crime (femicide) in the constitution of El Salvador.
In regards to economic and social demands, the organization will present the government with a plan for a land acquisition program for rural women in which they are the beneficiaries of legal tenure (titling). In respect to health, the demands are for the maintenance of free clinics in the public health system; and that, regardless of age, women beneficiaries of social security be taken care of, as well as the demand to broaden social security benefits so that rural women who are not contributors can access this services.