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If we turn the eyes to the history of Guatemala, we can see the politics of exclusion that women have suffered. The statistics reflect the inequality to which women have been subjected. The indigenous women in rural areas, who represent 37% of the female adult population, suffer the most from discrimination. The women continue to be discriminated in their access to social services like health and education, and present considerable differences in salaries. 

Ixmucané work to break this tradition that has been strengthened though history, based on exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination of the Mayan people and women.

The needs of the Guatemalan people are many, but above all illiteracy and poverty are two of the outstanding characteristics of this country and there is a close relationship between both conditions.