Guatemala's economy depends on agriculture. Yet 70 percent of cultivable land belongs to only 2 percent of the population. Historical inequalities and the lack of official land-registration mechanisms have led to thousands of current property disputes, which sometimes turn violent. Mercy Corps has been at the forefront of a movement to resolve these land conflicts through productive dialogue. Today we’re working to ensure women have a seat at the mediation table.
From our series: A Woman’s Worth