ACTIVE: Community Consultations2018-11-26T22:34:44+00:00

Project Description

Community Consultations: A model of resistance under attack in Guatemala

A bill currently before Guatemalan Congress seeks to co-opt the consultation process and violate the rights of indigenous communities to free, prior, and informed consent. Add your voice in calling on the Guatemalan government to respect the results of community-organized consultations.

Three ways to take action:

1. Print out the postcard and mail it to NISGUA’s office for delivery
2. Read more about the incredible role that consultations play in community organizing to protect land, life, and self-determination
3. Sign the extended action! Petition available here.

Photo: Graham Hunt

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Additional reading about community consultations

17May, 2020

Military accused in the CREOMPAZ case try to get out of pre-trial detention

On May 11, the military José Antonio Vásquez García and César Augusto Cabrera Mejía, accused in the CREOMPAZ case, asked Judge Claudette Dominguez to obtain conditional freedom in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. The plaintiffs in the CREOMPAZ case published a first statement explaining why this petition should [...]

15May, 2020

FAMDEGUA Statement on the 38 anniversary of Los Josefinos massacre

 We share with you this statement from the Association of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA), in commemoration of the Los Josefinos massacre, which occurred on April 29 and 30 in 1982. On those days, a military unit from the Guatemalan army burnt houses and [...]

13May, 2020

Accompanier Perspectives: What is happening at the border?

Nicole Estrada (she/her) wrote this blog while volunteering as an international accompanier in our GAP Internacionalista program. Her blog is here both as a text and an illustrated booklet -- check it out! Read Nico's illustrated booklet! Check out our "No safe third country [...]

30April, 2020

April 2020 Solidarity Update

Picture of Esteban Celada during a hearing on the Creompaz case. Photo credit: Verdad y Justicia April 2020 Solidarity Update As we all face the multidimensional implications of the current pandemic, we want to share with you the analyses of our Guatemalan partners. Read [...]

30April, 2020

ADH conmemora el Día de la Tierra en el contexto del COVID-19

Miembres de la Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango (ADH) en una manifestación en julio de 2019. Lee el comunicado por la Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango (ADH), marcando el Día de la Tierra en el contexto de la pandemia COVID-19: