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99% of the crimes committed during Guatemala's war have not been brought to justice. 
 Did You Know? 

> 2011 was the most violent year for human rights defenders in Guatemala since the end of the civil war. NISGUA's teams of on-the-ground international human rights monitors work to deter violence in communities, courtrooms and at public events.

 > Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled during the bloodiest period of the war, is awaiting trial for genocide and crimes against humanity.  

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The Xalalá hydro-electric dam was rejected by 89% of participants in a local referendum because it could displace thousands of indigenous people and damage farmlands and forests. 

Almost 400 mining concessions have been granted to transnational gold, silver, nickel, and zinc companies in Guatemala, posing severe threats to rural communities' social and environmental well-being. 



Become a Human Rights Accompanier in Guatemala
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Program Overview

Summary of the G.A.P. program structure (who's involved, support, etc), accompanier requirements, and frequently asked questions.

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How to Become an Accompanier

Interested in becoming an accompanier but unsure where to begin? Our checklist breaks the process down step-by-step, from applying and interviewing to training and departure for Guatemala.

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Fundraising and Accompanier Budget

As a G.A.P. accompanier you are in a unique position to invite others along on your journey through grassroots fundraising. And the G.A.P. program will support you along the way.

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G.A.P. Calendar

Learn about upcoming training dates, important application deadlines and G.A.P. events.

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Application Materials

Ready to apply? Our application and reference forms are available online for you to download.

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Public Education and Advocacy in the U.S.

Accompaniment involves more than just serving as a physical presence in Guatemala. Upon returning to the United States, accompaniers educate others about their experiences in Guatemala and advocate for justice in Guatemala through a variety of ways.

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