February 28, 2016 marked a big step forward for justice in Guatemala when a verdict was reached in the Sepur Zarco trial. For the first time in the Americas, a national court successfully tried sexual slavery as a crime against humanity for crimes committed on its soil.
Now is an important moment to make sure that international attention doesn’t fade with the verdict and that the women survivors aren’t left alone to confront the risks they face for speaking out.
Every year, we invite our grassroots base to hold house parties as a tangible way to support NISGUA’s ongoing accompaniment and advocacy work and participate in nationally-coordinated solidarity actions. This year, you can show support by gathering your community at a house party to express solidarity with the women survivors and draw links with local feminist struggles for gender justice in the United States. House parties combine education with action by raising international awareness about pressing struggles for social justice in Guatemala while inviting guests to participate in nationally-coordinated actions and make tangible financial contributions to NISGUA’s work as donors.