Urgent Actions

#JusticiaPorLas36: Solidarity action with Achi women demanding justice for historic sexual violence

Join us for an online action to show solidarity with the Maya Achi women bringing forward a case for sexual violence committed during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala. Through this action, we also hope to raise awareness about the case and let the Guatemalan Attorney General (Ministerio Publico) know that we are following the [...]

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We need an independent & effective ombudsperson for mining justice now!

It’s been over 1 year since the Government of Canada announced that it would create an independent ombudsperson for responsible enterprise. Communities negatively affected by Canadian mining companies around the world, including Guatemala, are still waiting. We are now concerned that the Canadian government is backtracking on it’s promise. We fear that the ombudsperson will [...]

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#NosDuelen56 Solidarity Actions: Justice now for the 41 victims & 15 survivors of the 2017 Hogar Seguro fire

In lead up to the 2nd anniversary of the Hogar Seguro tragedy, we invite you to join us in commemorating and demanding justice for the 41 girls and young women killed, as well as the 15 who were severely injured. Almost two years later, this state crime remains in impunity. TAKE ACTION 1. Learn more about what [...]

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Urgent support needed for CICIG, anti-corruption body in Guatemala

Over the past six months, attempts by the Guatemalan state to remove the UN mandated Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) have continued. The Commissioner of CICIG remains outside of the country and is leading the investigative team by Skype. The Constitutional Court has routinely rejected attempts to revoke or deny visas to CICIG staff, [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Land rights are human rights! End the repression! We will not be silent!

In Guatemala, human rights defenders continue to face threats of violence and criminalization for their human rights work. Many of them are Indigenous farmers who are working on issues of access to land and in defense of territory, like BTS partner: the Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA). Risks faced for speaking out have intensified [...]

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