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

20October, 2020

Statement: “We reject the closure of the institutions of peace and human rights”

Members of the Platform of Victims and Survivors of the Internal Armed Conflict outside the Constitutional Court of Guatemala. Photo credit: Courtesy of AJR  On October 5, the National Platform of Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict and Guatemalan social organizations expressed their rejection of President Giammattei’s [...]

30September, 2020

September Solidarity Update: AJR and XP gatherings, house parties, & more

One of many scenes of the first virtual assembly in Santa Anita. Photo credit: AJR This month we invite you to watch a series of virtual forums organized by the Xinka Parliament, read updates on the Association for Justice and Reconciliation’s (AJR)  first virtual annual assembly, learn [...]

22September, 2020

“For their truth to last”: Statement in support of survivors of genocide

"Their truth is our truth". Illustration by CALDH. On September 16, 17 and 18, survivors of massacres that occurred in the Ixil region gave their testimonies as pretrial evidence in the case against retired military officer Luis Enrique Mendoza García  who was Chief of Army Operations in the government [...]

17September, 2020

The Fugitives of CREOMPAZ

This article was originally written by Carlos Juarez for gAZeta magazine on January 2020. You can read the article on Spanish here. Since the publication of this article no further arrest has been made. On the contrary, several defendants have requested their release from preventive detention,  claiming that due [...]

1September, 2020

August Solidarity Update: La Puya, ACAs, Molina Theissen & more

Guatemala civil society called a protest on August 15 to denounce the financial mismanagement of the Guatemalan government during the pandemic. Photo credit: Antonio Ramirez/IG: @suculentapro Along with people worldwide who are appalled by state corruption and mishandling of the pandemic, Guatemalans are taking to the [...]