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Reflection: Winnie Bower (2012)

Reflection by Intern Winnie Bower, currently working with the Office of the Achi Woman (Rabinal Legal Clinic) in Rabinal. I have been working at a women’s office in a community legal clinic, in the small town of Rabinal in Guatemala for the last four months. As an intern with the Maritime based Breaking the Silence [...]

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence November 25 – December 10

Written by Betsy Pocop. November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, and December 10 – International Human Rights Day – is the final day.  This 16 days of activism is recognized internationally. The International Day [...]

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Campesinos e indígenas anuncian manifestaciones el 21 de diciembre

La ONU pide la aprobación de la ley de Desarrollo Rural. Escrito por Francisco Rodríguez La Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) pidió al Congreso aprobar la iniciativa 4084, ley de Desarrollo Rural. Esta es la segunda vez que la entidad internacional se manifiesta con respecto a la forma como se legisla en el país. El [...]

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Guatemalan Peasants Sue Canadian Mining Company Hudbay

BY LAURA LYNCH ⋅ A small group of Guatemalans from remote villages has made a long trek to Toronto in search of justice. Five of them are suing a Canadian mining company. They all claim Hudbay Minerals is liable for violence that left one man dead, another in a wheelchair and a group of women victims of [...]

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Strengthening the “Instancia”

BTS signs on to a letter directed to the President of Guatemala, with copies sent appropriate ministries and governmental institutions, whereby the international community expresses its concern over the increase of attacks against human rights defenders – particularly among which those who work in favour of indigenous rights and a healthy environment. The letter urges the government [...]

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