Rigoberta Menchu by: danielle haus

Rigoberta Menchu - "Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity aand worth of cultures and people."

She ties into the Power and Authority and Religious and Ethical Systems categories of the 8 themes of world history. She fits into the power and authority category because she created the Indian led political movement Winaq. She was also the general director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). All of that shows she had power and was the leader of people which is why she fits into the category. She also fits in the Religious and Ethical System category because she fought for people to get their rights they deserved. She felt that people shouldn't be treated different based on their race. She fought for the rights of indigenous people and believed highly in good ethics.


Works Cited

"Rigoberta Menchu." Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017. Britannica School. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.


Created with images by Víctor Santa María - "Baltasar Garzón, Estela de Carlotto y Rigoberta Menchú en la UMET - Víctor Santa María" • ottogarcia - "flag guatemala country" • Gobierno de Chile - "Presidenta Bachelet se reunió con Rigoberta Menchú, Premio Nobel de la Paz"

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