Check out these pictures from solidarity actions which took place in Antigonish and Halifax to mark the tragic 1 year anniversary of the Hogar Seguro fire, which claimed the lives of 41 girls and young women in Guatemala and left 15 others severely injured last International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2017). Members echoed calls for justice for the [...]
– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
Peace is possible – a peace that is born from the truth that comes from each one of us and from all of us. It is a painful truth…it is a liberating and humanizing truth…It is a truth that challenges each one of us to recognize our individual and collective responsibility and to commit ourselves to action.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“Breaking the Silence means listening to those who’ve been silent for far too long, and once the silence is broken, it is amazing what you can hear.”
– Bertolt Brecht
Hay hombres que luchan un dia y son buenos. Hay otros que luchan un año y son mejores. Hay quienes luchan muchos años y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida: esos son los imprescindibles.
A few weeks ago, we spoke to criminalized community leader and human rights activist Maria Chub Choc. We invite you to read Maria’s powerful words (below), in which she speaks out about being criminalized. Maria is a leader in the struggle for access for land in the community of Chab’il Ch’och’, Izabal. She is accused [...]
This March 8th, International Women’s Day, marks the 1 year anniversary of a fire at the state-run centre for children and youth Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala, in which 41 girls and young women (aged 13-17) were killed and another 15 were seriously injured. The case devastated the country and prompted massive [...]
March 8th, 2018 – International Women’s Day (IWD) – marks the tragic 1 year anniversary of the Hogar Seguro fire, which claimed the lives of 41 girls and young women in Guatemala and left 15 others severely injured. We’ll be joining our efforts with a global solidarity action #NosDuelen56 being coordinated by Guatemalan organizations to demand justice [...]
Check out our latest newsletter, which includes announcements, upcoming events, Guatemala updates, network news, and more! Here’s a sneak peak!: – Sandra Moran coming to the Maritimes in June – March 8: Call for action on International Women’s Day to mark Hogar Seguro tragedy – Lets show our support for criminalized Indigenous land defender Maria Choc [...]