GUATEMALA - JULY 23, 2014: Mothers wait with their children at the mid-wife clinic "Manos Abiertas" which aims to offer a safer alternative to women's healthcare from the public hospitals. STORY SUMMARY For a Guatemalan woman getting pregnant can be dangerous. The country is recovering from a history of genocide, civil war and discrimination and an inequality exists in many forms including gender. Guatemala holds the highest rate of gender inequality in Latin America ranking 116 out of 135 countries worldwide*. This inequality is evidenced through the countryÕs treatment of its pregnant women and girls. Holding amongst the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates in Central America, the countryÕs inadequate maternal healthcare deeply affects generations of women, mothers and children.