Guatemala

Regional Gathering of Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, Just Associates (JASS), Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, International Protection, the Urgent Action Fund, Bread for the World and the International Peace Brigades (PBI), in coordination with organizations in Mexico, the Andean Region and the Latin American South, held the Regional Gathering of Defenders of the Land, […]

13 June 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Gunmen threaten Aura Lolita Chávez and CPK

Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) Activity Defence of land and territory Attacks suffered Threats FACTS – Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic and members of the Council of Ki’che’ Peoples (CPK) suffered new attacks on June 7, 2017. Lolita Chávez has long accompanied the original Ki’che’ (Quiché) peoples in their […]

9 June 2017

Women human rights defenders gather in Guatemala

Last Thursday, May 4th, the Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala (Udefegua), the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala, and IM-Defensoras, convoked a gathering of women human rights defenders in Guatemala. Our Co-Coordinators Orfe Castillo and Alejandra Burgos were present, and shared the work history and experience of […]

11 May 2017

OPEN LETTER / TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA: WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE ADOLESCENT WOMEN DIED IN THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION SAFE HOME

READ/DOWNLOAD OPEN LETTER  Mesoamerica, March 2017 PUBLIC LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE ADOLESCENT WOMEN DIED IN THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION SAFE HOME Mr. / Mrs. AMBASSADOR OF GUATEMALA We are writing to you as women human rights defenders who are appalled, outraged and extremely concerned about the terrible […]

17 March 2017

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Mistreatment, Sexual exploitation, Extrajudicial execution and femicide against The Interns of the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home

The Interns of the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home Activity The right to a life free of violence Attacks experienced Mistreatment, Sexual exploitation, Extrajudicial execution, FEMICIDE FACTS – On the morning of March 8th, a fire broke out in the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in San José Pinula, Guatemala; at least 38 […]

11 March 2017