Date of Award
Politics and International Relations
In 1949, the body of a headless woman was discovered along a path in Guatemala 's rural Mayan highlands, shrouded by a flock of vultures. Despite the brutality of the crime, little can be said of the investigation that ensued. Although the path was well-traveled, the police sought no witnesses and made no effort to find the woman 's head. They concluded, without any consideration of other motives, that her murder must have been perpetrated by a jilted lover (Forster, 1999).
Seibert, Jill, "Focusing on Femicide: Democracy through the Lens of Women's Rights in Guatemala" (2006). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 271.