CONAMUCA was founded in November 1986. It mainly assists women living in the countryside or in municipalities on the outskirts of the provinces (peasant women, small producers, students, unemployed or housewives), with a view to improving their situation, in particular through health, training, culture and the protection of human rights.
The Movimiento de los Trabajadores y Campesinos was created in 1997, initially to defend coffee producers in the San Marcos region, one of the poorest in Guatemala. The MTC also pays special attention to migrants, youth and women. Its fields of action are decent work, training, social protection, labour rights and indigenous rights. The MTC fights for the rights of peasants to improve their livelihoods and well-being by means of training and education and by promoting cooperatives for access to credit and land.
This movement takes in street children and young people, mainly in marginalised areas of the capital. The organisation has existed since 1994 and was founded by 4 women who lived on the streets. MOJOCA provides support to about 400 girls, boys and children, and has helped hundreds of them to leave the streets and integrate into society, promoting and defending the human and labour rights of young people in precarious conditions, providing training and/or skills training to facilitate their integration into society and accessing real opportunities for decent work.
The JOC (YCW) Guatemala is a youth organisation created in 2003 that defends the rights of young people, in particular their labour rights. It is a space where young people organise themselves to fight for decent living conditions, to find the deeper meaning of their existence and to contribute to a fairer and more humane world.