Carolina Vásquez Araya

Periodista y editora con más de 30 años de experiencia, cuyos logros profesionales en el desarrollo de proyectos de gran éxito avalan sus cualidades de liderazgo, creatividad y relaciones públicas. Ha aportado sus conocimientos en proyectos de organizaciones con intereses orientados al desarrollo social, cultural y económico del país, con especial énfasis en el sector de cultura y educación, emprendimiento, derechos humanos, justicia, ambiente, mujeres y niñez. Chilena en Guatemala. elquintopatio.wordpress.com

The absent ones

Violence against women is a manifestation of an eternal war for power. The dominance of patriarchy is the dark mark of an atavistic struggle, through which women try to conquer their independence – each time with better weapons – and…

How to be a girl…

…And don’t die trying: Motherhood should not be part of your childhood. One of the most devastating consequences of the helplessness of girls in our countries is early motherhood. In Guatemala, for example, the number of pregnancies and births at…

The age of paper

As never before, broad access to knowledge and information is essential. Knowledge is power: an indisputable truth from which – since the beginning of history – all kinds of strategies have been used to deny the great majority full access…

The Eternal Outcasts

If there is one segment of society that lacks authority over their lives, it is that of children and adolescents, the great majority in practically all the countries of our America. We are young and growing societies; however, the prevailing…

Selective perception

About 500 children and teenagers cross the northern border every day. One of the great violations of rights against children and youth is perpetrated before the eyes of the world, without generating the slightest act of compensation or the urgent…

It was a Boy Called Tomás

Tomás was 3 years old and smiling at life when he left his home accompanied by his great-uncle. He went with the confidence and joy of a healthy and happy child which finds, at every step, a new discovery, a…