NISGUA builds mutually beneficial grassroots ties between the people of the U.S. and Guatemala and advocates for grassroots alternatives to challenge elite power structures and oppressive U.S. economic and foreign policy.

Guatemala Accompaniment Project

NISGUA’s Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP) participates in the global struggle to ensure the respect of human rights by placing volunteers side-by-side Guatemalan individuals and organizations threatened for defending their own rights.

Defense of Life and Territory

Over the past ten years, more than a million Guatemalans have voted in popular referenda against resource extraction activities on their lands and yet the government continues to grant licenses to transnational companies. Communities are rising up to peacefully defend their lands and protect their future.

Justice and Accountability

In the aftermath of the internal armed conflict, survivors groups filed charges against former de facto presidents and their military high commands for crimes against humanity and genocide. Witnesses and families continue to push for justice for crimes of the past that remain in impunity today.

U.S. Connections and Movement Building

We believe that our social movements here in the U.S. are intricately linked with the struggles of communities and organizations in Guatemala. We build people-to-people connections and solidarity across borders through U.S. speaking tours with Guatemalan human rights defenders, delegations, gatherings and workshops.

Latest from our blog

Solidaridad internacional con defensoras y todos quienes defienden el agua, la tierra, la vida y el territorio

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

29 de septiembre de 2016 Las organizaciones que suscriben expresamos nuestra profunda solidaridad con Angélica Choc y su familia luego de los disparos que recibió su vivienda el viernes 16 de septiembre de 2016. El atentado sucedió pasada la medianoche [...]

Indigenous Xinca and campesino communities stand in resistance to extractive biomass project

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

More than 30 Xinca and campesino communities from the municipalities of Quesada and Jutiapa in southeastern Guatemala are resisting a biomass energy plant that will burn eucalyptus trees for electricity. Representatives from the communities have formed a resistance camp, maintaining a constant [...]

Hundreds sign on to Solidarity Statement with Women Defenders and All Defending Water, Land, Life and Territory

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

International Solidarity with Women Defenders and All Defending Water, Land, Life and Territory September 29, 2016 We, the undersigned, express our solidarity with Angelica Choc and family after gunshots were fired against her home on Friday, September 16, 2016. The attack [...]

Guatemalan community psychologist Maudí Tzay to speak across the U.S. on the historic case of Sepur Zarco, winning justice for women survivors of state-sanctioned sexual violence in Guatemala

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: David Imhoff, (510) 763-1403, david@nisgua.org Event Details: U.S. Speaking Tour to visit AZ, TX, CA, OR, and WA, October 7-24 (Guatemala City/Oakland, CA): Maudí Tzay, a Guatemalan community psychologist with the Community Research and Psychosocial Action Team [...]

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