Preview: Series on Women’s Health and Safety in Guatemala

BY Talea Miller  March 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM EST

The NewsHour will begin airing a two-part series on Monday, March 7, on the high levels of brutal violence against women in Guatemala and efforts to educate communities about family planning and maternal health. Watch a preview from Ray Suarez below:

Read more from our Guatemala reporting trip on our Global Health Watch page. Ray has a reporter’s notebook on the complexities of preaching family planning in a traditional and religious society. Two reports from the field look at the the high levels of violence against women and efforts to provide young girls with education on how to protect themselves against violence. There is also a piece on the high rates of malnutrition among Guatemala’s children and the health implications of the condition later in life.

Watch for more web features next week, including a slide show on indigenous communities in Guatemala, a timeline of historical events, and features on drug cartel violence in the region and gang-related crime in Guatemala City.