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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Jackie McVicar (2007: Part 2)

Originally posted in January 2007. It’s hard to believe I finished my time as a Human Rights Accompaniment Volunteer almost a month ago, but October has snuck up upon us and already we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving. I came back to Canada on September 12, a bit earlier than expected for a number of personal [...]

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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Emily Dwyer (2006)

 Originally posted Winter 2006 Human rights accompaniment report Emily Dwyer, former Breaking the Silence InternAs you know, I’m in Guatemala, came here in September to do human rights accompaniment to witnesses testifying in the genocide trials here, though have mostly ended up accompanying human rights defenders who have received some type of death threat and [...]

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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Olimpia Boido (2006: Part 2)

Originally posted August 2006. Dear all,I hope this letter finds everyone well, enjoying the warm weather wherever you may be. I have just returned from the Ixcán, the northern region of Guatemala where I have been working as a human rights accompanier for the last few months. Thanks to all for your comments regarding my [...]

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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Olimpia (2006)

Originally Posted Summer 2006 I hope this message finds you all well. It has been two months since I arrived in Guatemala, and I have just finished my first month as a human rights international accompanier in the Ixcan, an area of Guatemala that borders with Chiapas, Mexico.Unlike Rabinal, where I was working last year, [...]

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