Isabela Hernández, a fellow at the Universidad del Istmo, in Guatemala was invited to participate in the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington D.C. due to his active participation in his social project “An Open Mind to Life” –UMAVID, the acronym in Spanish-. The Bolar Foundation requests to all it’s scholars as a requirement to maintain the scholarship throughout the career, a project that generates a positive impact on society. Isabela started at the Universidad del Istmo, an interuniversity project that seeks to give participation to young students who have a potential interest in the defense of human life, the freedom, the rights of the unborn, and respect for the dignity of the human being. The objective is to train the next generation of pro-life young people to make a change in the society.
During the Assembly, different topics related to the natural order of the person, life, and family were discussed. “As an active member of the UMAVID pro-life group, I consider it of great importance that civil society, especially young people, attend events of this type and defend a position that is consistent with respect for human dignity.” “During the assembly, together with the Family Matters Association (Familia Importa) and other allied organizations from Guatemala, the United States, and Colombia, we participated in the coalition called ‘Education, the basis for hemispheric prosperity’ and I was the spokesperson. I emphasized with the firmest voice It is possible that “family precedes the State and is fundamental for the integral development of the hemisphere. The men and women, different but complementary, form strong families and prosperous nations”.
Isabela added with pride that the work of many pro-life leaders from all the countries that expressed their voice in the General Assembly, achieved that the Resolution on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights respect the family as a basis of society and life since the Conception.