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Information Transforms Women's Lives in Guatemala

The Carter Center's Global Access to Information Program works in Guatemala to advance the effective exercise of the right of access to information for women.

In particular, access to information:

- empowers women to make more effective decisions, for example with relation to education, crop production, land ownership, and health care;
- enables women to understand and exercise their full range of rights;
- helps women to participate more fully in public life;
- is critical for holding government and service providers accountable;
- bridges gender gaps and helps to shift power in decision-making processes; and
- can link women with the needed resources for achieving economic empowerment.

Learn more about the Carter Center's Global Access to Information Program: https://www.cartercenter.org/peace/ati/women.html

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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