to Quotes from Women, Power & Peace
Menchú Tum was awarded the
1992 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her
work for social justice and the ethno-cultural
reconciliation of peoples in her native Guatemala.
At 33, she became the youngest person and the
first indigenous person ever to receive the
prize. Menchú went on to serve as the
official spokesperson for the United Nations
International Decade of Indigenous Peoples
from 1994 to 2003, and established the Rigoberta
Menchú Tum Foundation, which promotes
the rights of indigenous people around the
world. she is author of I, Rigoberta Menchu and Rigoberta:
La Nieta de los Mayas. www.rigobertamenchu.org
you touch the power, you are different. You
are very, very different.
didn’t buy votes – that was a victory.
am not a product.
women do not support each other.
most important thing is to show women that
they have a very important mission in this
world. Victory is every day.
would get up in the morning and I would say, “How
am I going to bother them today?”
are bought, votes are bought, children are
sold and bought.
is everywhere on every level, from the highest
level, to the highest level.
still have a conscience and we have to rescue
it. I will never be corrupted.
am very happy to be here. I am strong.
every country the poor people don’t have
world today has a very poor quality of life
when women accept many things that we shouldn’t.
only way we can help women is by educating
never take revenge because we are one in union
one feels angry one should just go and take
a walk and talk off your shoes, sit by the
river and listen it. And then the anger will
renews when one has spiritual health.
we have suffered too much we need to find a
way of healing.
a very good thing to have in your house a sacred
space where you can accumulate your energy.
mother always said to me if you are fine within
yourself you can help other people.