Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Laureate 1992

  • Dr. Rigoberta Menchu
    Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Laureate 1992

Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum is the founder and President Vitalicia of the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation, which has been her work platform at the national and international level, over the last 26 years, where it has developed initiatives in the fields of education, food security, human rights and justice, in favor of the most disadvantaged populations.

She is a social leader, activist, political leader, writer and spiritual guide, who has worked tirelessly in the defense and vindication of the rights of women and indigenous peoples and has had an extraordinary trajectory in the peace dialogue processes in the region. Her foundation has worked with the United Nations on a Declaration for the International Year and the Second Decade of Indigenous Peoples.

Among many recognitions, she has received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, 1996 Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, a Decoration “Legion of Honor in the Maximum Degree of Commander” in 1996, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998, the José Martí Ibero-American Award in 2002, the Eagle Decoration Azteca in 2010, the Rubén Darío Cultural Order in 2010, and more than thirty Honoris Causa Doctorates in the field of Humanities awarded by prestigious universities in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), and other international recognitions for contributions to the preservation of the peace of indigenous peoples.