We are excited to announce the creation of the BTS Community Development and Human Rights Volunteer Program! Building on our previous experience with training and sending interns, human rights accompaniers, and volunteers to Guatemala, BTS is seeking to create a team of 6-8 people who will serve as short and longer-term volunteers with our Guatemalan [...]
Summer got off to a great start with the BTS AGM in late June. This year our invited guest was Franklin Valenzuela from the Mataquescuintla, Jalapa youth organization JODVID (Youth Organized in Defense of Life). From June 18- 26, Franklin traveled and met with numerous solidarity, university and civil society groups to inform Canadians about [...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — the Canadian government must take action to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women, both in Canada and abroad.
En Espanol Sign the letter! The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Fax: 613-941-6900 CC: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs The Honourable Stéphane Dion, [...]
For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve talked with mothers who can’t understand why their kids are getting sick and the elderly who have experienced [...]
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Urge Guatemala to Renew the Mandate of the International Coalition Against Impunity in Guatemala – CICIG
http://www.ccic.ca/_files/en/working_groups/2015_04_21_Letter_Minister_Nicholson_renewal_CICIG.pdf See Plaza Publica article (in Spanish) about the continuation of CICIG here.