Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP)
NISGUA is one of the many organizations worldwide using international accompaniment as a strategy in the global struggle for the protection of human rights. Individuals and organizations under threat request an international presence as a security measure to dissuade attacks and create a safer space for them to carry out their human rights work.
In Guatemala, state and corporate actors, as well as parallel and clandestine power structures dating from the internal armed conflict and favored by the climate of impunity in the country, continue to exert power through violence, threats and intimidation. When human rights violations such as these take place, the monitoring and reporting done by NISGUA accompaniers through the Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP) serves to alert the international community. Our networks take action and pressure the Guatemalan government, transnational and other actors to encourage the protection of human rights.