We presented our 2017 Year in Review at our recent Annual Gathering in Tatamagouche, NS. In case you missed it, check it out below! You’ll find an overview of what we’ve been up to and what’s going on in Guatemala. Thanks to all the volunteers who make our work possible year after year!
– 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.
June 18, 2018 (Halifax): Guatemalan Congresswoman, Sandra Moran, a remarkable advocate for LGBT, women’s and Indigenous rights in her country, will speak in a series of events throughout the Maritimes from June 18- 23, 2018. Ms. Moran is the first feminist and openly gay Member of the Guatemalan Congress, as well as an accomplished musician. [...]
Report back for Guatemala Coordinator Lisa Rankin From October 25-28, I had the opportunity to accompany the Nobel Women’s Initiative during the Guatemala leg of their tour to Central America. The Nobel laureates and delegation members first travelled to Honduras, where they met with human rights organizations and government officials. Then on October 24, the [...]
Sandra Morán is the first feminist and openly gay Member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala. She is a member of the Convergence CPO-CRD Party which brings together feminists, students, farmers and Indigenous peoples. She is also a highly accomplished drummer. She is returning to the Maritimes thirty years after her first visit as a member of [...]