Marking the one year anniversary of fire at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de Asuncion in Guatemala This International Women’s Day, March 8th, we invite you to take part in a network wide action focused on gender justice in Guatemala. It will be the 1 year anniversary of a fire at the state-run centre for youth [...]
– 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.
January and February have seen a host of arrests based on investigations by the Guatemala Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Commission Against Impunity In Guatemala (CICIG for its initials in Spanish). On January 20, arrests were made in the Construction and Corruption case, where the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht was found by the Public Prosecutor [...]
One month ago, criminalized land defender Maria Chub Choc was released on bail. While an important step, the struggle isn’t over. Her trial is set for August 2018. Until then, she must register with the court each month and cannot leave the department of Izabal. On the day of her arraignment hearing, Maria spoke about [...]
Comunicado: Ombudsman de los derechos humanos para las empresas Canadienses podría ser un paso en la dirección correcta, dice RES
7 de febrero, 2018 (Ciudad de Halifax / Ciudad de Guatemala) Para la Red Rompiendo el Silencio de las Provincias Marítimas y Guatemala (RES), el reciente anuncio del nombramiento del Ombudsman Canadiense para la Empresa Responsable podría ser un paso hacia una mayor responsabilidad de las empresas, aunque su eficacia aún está por verse. La [...]
“We went to the mountains because we didn’t have a house, we didn’t have anywhere to live. The food ran out- we didn’t have any corn. We just ate leaves.”- Doña Juana, genocide survivor from Chajul, Quiche. She spent seven years in the mountains. The genocide trial against former de facto president Efrain Rios Montt [...]