There’s still time to apply!

The deadline to apply for the BTS Community Development & Human Rights Program has been extended til Thurs. April 4th. We are seeking to create a team of 6-8 cooperants who will serve as short-term human rights observers and in placements of 6 mo – 1 yr with our Guatemalan partners. If you’re passionate about community development and/or the protection of human rights in Guatemala, this may be the program for you! For more info and to apply, visit us here.

#NosDuelen56: Global art exhibit tours the Maritimes

Beautiful portraits contributed by artists globally to honour the girls and young women killed in the 2017 Hogar Seguro fire in Guatemala. The art exhibit will visit Antigonish, Charlottetown, Halifax and Fredericton. Learn more here. Take part in solidarity actions to demand justice for the 41 girls killed, as well as the 15 others who were severely injured in this state crime!

BTS solidarity with the CCDA throughout the Maritimes

Throughout the Maritimes, BTS members and supporters express their solidarity with long-time BTS partner, the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA). In May, three members of the CCDA were killed. More here.

Check out our 2017 Year in Review!

Our Year in Review provides an overview of what we were up to in 2017 and an update on what’s been going on in Guatemala. You can read it here. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers to making our work possible!

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

Deadline extended: BTS Community Development & Human Rights Cooperant Program!

We’ve extended the deadline for the BTS Community Development and Human Rights Cooperant Program! Deadline:  April 4, 2019 @ midnight We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to apply for the BTS Community Development & Human Rights Cooperant Program! BTS seeks to create a team of 6-8 cooperants who will work in short-term human rights observation [...]

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COMMENTARY: Maritime tour gives voice to abused Guatemalan girls who perished in fire

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here.  On International Women’s Day 2017, and in the following days, 41 girls died in the aftermath of a fire while in state care at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion in Guatemala. This month, they are being remembered throughout the Maritimes. At this year’s IWD [...]

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Comunicado de prensa: Mayra Jiménez habla a través las provincias marítimas de Canadá sobre el incendio ocurrido en el Hogar Seguro en 2017 y sobre el movimento por la justicia de género en Guatemala.

6 de marzo de 2019 (Halifax) – Del 28 de febrero a el 9 de marzo, Mayra Jiménez del colectivo 8Tijax ofrece charlas en gira por las provincias marítimas de Canadá sobre la lucha en curso por buscar justicia de 41 niñas y jóvenes víctimas muertas en un incendio causado dentro de un hogar estatal [...]

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Press release: Mayra Jimenez to speak throughout the Maritimes on the 2017 Hogar Seguro fire and the movement for gender justice in Guatemala

Photo: Art exhibit honouring the 41 victims of the 2017 Hogar Seguro fire currently at Glitter Bean Cafe in Halifax February 27, 2019 (Halifax) - From February 28 to March 9, Mayra Jimenez of the 8 Tijax collective will speak throughout the Maritimes about the ongoing struggle for justice for the 41 girls and young women killed in a [...]

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Deadline extended: BTS Community Development & Human Rights Cooperant Program!

We’ve extended the deadline for the BTS Community Development and Human Rights Cooperant Program! Deadline:  April 4, 2019 @ midnight We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to apply for the BTS Community Development & Human Rights Cooperant Program! BTS seeks to create a team of 6-8 cooperants who will work in short-term human rights observation [...]

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