Rigoberta Menchu participates in International Congress on Disability
Indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum, human rights defender, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel Peace Prize winner attended the second International Congress of the National Network for Disability Prevention (RENAPRED) as one of the speakers.
CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO., September 5th, 2012. - Born in Uspantán, Guatemala, indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum, a member of the Quiche-Maya, human rights defender, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and winning Nobel Peace Prize and Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, attended as a speaker at the Second International Congress of the National Network for Disability Prevention (RENAPRED) at the Cancun Center on September 5th, 2012 in Quintana Roo, Mexico .
The Guatemalan activist said that Mexico for stronger action in the prevention of disability, a problem that affects all socioeconomic levels in different circumstances, made it clear that it is necessary to inclusive public policies especially indigenous peoples.
Also, Rigoberta Menchu stressed the importance of integrating indigenous peoples assuming full participation in society, adding that it is necessary to allocate resources that advance both the health issue, and the quality of food vulnerable. (Photo by Hugo Ortuño)