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Online Discussion

A Conversation with Women of Courage


March 22, 2021


04:30pm-05:00pm CST






The fight for justice and against impunity in Guatemala has known great progress, but also worrying setbacks.

Three Guatemalan women have stood out for their courage and leadership in defense of the rule of law.

Norma Torres is a Member of the U.S. Congress and the founder of the Central American Caucus, Erika Aifán is judge of the High Risk Tribunal “D,” and Claudia Paz y Paz is the former Attorney General of Guatemala and is currently the Director for Central America and Mexico at CEJIL.

All three have received multiple award in recognition of their work, such as:
Claudia Paz y Paz: 2015 Civil Courage Prize, and nomination for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
Norma Torres: 2019 WOLA Human Rights Award
Erika Aifán: 2021 International Women of Courage Award

In this event, they will discuss their commitment to justice, the defense of human rights, and the rule of law.

This online discussion is open to the public without registration, and will be streamed on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/SeattleIF

Length: 30 minutes
3:30-4:00pm PDT
4:30-5:00pm Central America
6:30-7:00pm EDT


Claudia Paz y Paz

Former Attorney General of Guatemala, and Director

CEJIL, Central America and Mexico Program

Érika Aifán


High-Risk Criminal Court

Norma J. Torres

U.S. Congresswoman, Co-chair, Central America Caucus, U.S. Congress


Eric L. Olson

Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Seattle International Foundation (SIF)