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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Fabienne Doiron (2008: Part 2)

Originally posted in June 2008. Greetings from winter to spring!On October 23rd of last year, I arrived in Guatemala City to begin what would be a new chapter for me in Guatemala: human rights accompaniment. When I started my in-country training with CAIG-ACOGUATE on November 5th, I did not yet know where I would be [...]

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Human Rights Accompaniment Report: Olimbia Boida (2007: Part 3)

Originally posted January 2007. Dear friends and family,I hope everyone is doing great, and enjoying the winter or the summer, wherever this letter might find you I am greeting you from Toronto today. I returned from Guatemala in mid-December. I am writing to you all again, having just passed a very significant date: the 10th [...]

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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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