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Mery Martin

Country of origin: Guatemala Currently in: Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background


2020 Master Social and Economic Sciences
2014 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Social and Economic Sciences

Martin, M. (2020). Eficacia y pertinencia de las políticas públicas municipales enfocadas en mujeres: análisis comparativo de los municipios de Santa Apolonia y San José Poaquil, Chimaltenango. University of San Carlos of Guatemala.

Research Keywords: 
developing countries
Women Empowerment
local development

Publications resulting from Research: 

The local public policies focused on women have stopped meeting their needs with a multidimensional approach to achieve the integral development because the public actions have focused on Having, but not on the Being of people, as an existential category of human needs, fundamental to change self-esteem, negative thoughts that stop women's participation in political issues and empowerment by taking action that promotes development.

In the local public spaces of the two municipalities, indigenous women are the ones with the highest participation because they belong to the majority group; besides, because they are the ones with the greatest opportunities due to they have better economic conditions; therefore, they are the ones who possess the Power.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Systematization of information from primary and secondary sources, especially by processing and analyzing themes about gender, youth, Person with Disability, and indigenous people at the national level Guatemala; and issues of the municipality for development. Consultancy about Psychosocial into the indigenous people, especially girls and adolescent girls.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2020 Chimalenango, Guatemala Tecnología para el aprendizaje de idiomas
2020 Chimaltenango, Guatemala Definición, rasgos y características de la cultura

Presentation given

La influencia de la cultura tradicional en la autoestima y el desarrollo
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
Event: Integral education for adolescents
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2010
Identity Negotiation and Survival
Contribution to the Doctoral Thesis project of Anthropology entitled "Identity Negotiation and Survival” by The University of New Mexico.

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