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Rigoberta Menchú

Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Maya K’iche ’woman, was born in Laj Chimel Village, San Miguel Uspantán, El Quiché, her parents were Mr. Vicente Menchú Pérez and Mrs. Juana Tum K’otoja ’. She is an outstanding and social leader, who since an early age became involved in social initiatives and in the vindication of women's rights. She has been the protagonist of the struggles in social movements in the 80s and 90s, particularly in the defense and denunciation of serious violations of human rights and indigenous peoples, she led the Continental Campaign of the 500 years of Resistance, has contributed to promoting respect for human rights with several National and international organizations have also had an extraordinary track record in the peace dialogue processes in the region. Among the many awards, she has received, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, and was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1996, ""Legion Award"" of Honor in the highest degree of Commander” in 1996, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998, the José Martí Ibero-American Award in 2002, the Aztec Eagle Award in 2010, the Rubén Darío Cultural Order in 2010; and more than thirty Honorary Doctorates in the field of Humanities, awarded by prestigious universities in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including the University of San Carlos de Guatemala and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); and other international recognitions for the contribution in the search and preservation of the peace of the peoples. With the Nobel Peace Prize, she founded the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation of which she is the Life President, who has been, in these 25 years, her work platform at national and international level. As a Nobel Peace Prize, she has been a voice of Indigenous Peoples in international settings, with the support of leaders of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America, she has promoted in the UN the proclamation of the International Year and the Declaration of the two decades of Indigenous Peoples. She has also worked tirelessly for the benefit of women and young people. She is Vice President of the Association ""Menchú Tum, Hacia Una Cultura de Paz, A.C."", also she is a founding member of the Women's Nobel Peace Prize Initiative, an active member of the PeaceJam Foundation, a founding member and of the National Directing Council of the Political Association of Mayan Women of Guatemala MOLOJ and Extraordinary Researcher and Holder of the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Extraordinary Chair at the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM-. She has written seven children's books, in which she promotes the ancestral teachings of the Indigenous Peoples, also books on the Culture of Peace, including his testimonial book ""Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú, y así me nació la conciencia"" His most recent book ""K´aslemalil - Vivir El Caminar de Rigoberta Menchú Tum en el Tiempo"", published in December 2014 and the second edition in December 2015.

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