Register now for BTS’ AGM from June 15 to 17th. Featuring Sandra Moran

BTS’ Annual Gathering will take place in Tatamagouche, NS and will feature Sandra Morán, the first feminist and openly gay Member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala. For more info, visit us here.

#NosDuelen56: Solidarity actions for International Women’s Day and Throughout March!

March 8th, 2018 (International Women’s Day), marks the tragic 1 year anniversary of the Hogar Seguro fire, which claimed the lives of 41 girls and young women in Guatemala and left 15 others severely injured. Take action to demand justice now!

Lets keep on breaking the silence…donate today!

You are Breaking the Silence. And your donations help us to continue to build relationships of solidarity and friendship, speak out against injustice and be present when it is most needed.  Donate to our  fundraising campaign today!

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.

– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

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.

– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998

“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.”

– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)

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. 

– Bertolt Brecht

Check out our 2017 Year in Review!

We presented our 2017 Year in Review at our recent Annual Gathering in Tatamagouche, NS. In case you missed it, check it out below! You’ll find an overview of what we’ve been up to and what’s going on in Guatemala. Thanks to all the volunteers who make our work possible year after year!

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Press release: Guatemalan Congresswoman Sandra Moran to speak throughout the Maritimes

June 18, 2018 (Halifax): Guatemalan Congresswoman, Sandra Moran, a remarkable advocate for LGBT, women’s and Indigenous rights in her country, will speak in a series of events throughout the Maritimes from June 18- 23, 2018. Ms. Moran is the first feminist and openly gay Member of the Guatemalan Congress, as well as an accomplished musician. [...]

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Report back: Nobel Women’s Initiative Delegation to Guatemala 2017

Report back for Guatemala Coordinator Lisa Rankin From October 25-28, I had the opportunity to accompany the Nobel Women’s Initiative during the Guatemala leg of their tour to Central America. The Nobel laureates and delegation members first travelled to Honduras, where they met with human rights organizations and government officials. Then on October 24, the [...]

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In her own voice: Speaking Tour with Sandra Moran in the Maritimes

Sandra Morán is the first feminist and openly gay Member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala. She is a member of the Convergence CPO-CRD Party which brings together feminists, students, farmers and Indigenous peoples. She is also a highly accomplished drummer. She is returning to the Maritimes thirty years after her first visit as a member of [...]

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Day 12: Guatemala National Police Archives (Terri Pridham)

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