Celebrating 10 Years of Struggle and Resistance at La Puya

To the communities of San José de Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, We wish to express our congratulations this March 2 for your 10 years of brave peaceful resistance in defense of water, life, community health and against mining and the Progreso VII Derivada project, owned by U.S. mining company Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA). […]

Collective Protection: Conversations with Human Rights Defenders in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras

Report on discussions concerning the collective protection of individuals and communities that are defenders of human, environmental and territorial rights In 2020, Protection International-PI, the Associação de Advogados de Trabalhadores Rurais- AATR (Brazil), the Centro de Estudos e Ação Social-CEAS (Brazil) and the Coordenadoria Ecumênica de Serviço – CESE (Brazil), organized four virtual conversations with […]

[Spanish] Protección colectiva: conversaciones con personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Brasil, Colombia, Guatemala y Honduras

To read the English article, follow the link. Memorias de cuatro conversatorios sobre la protección colectiva a personas y colectividades defensoras de los derechos humanos, ambientales y territoriales En 2020, las organizaciones Protection International (PI) con su trabajo en Brasil; la Associação de  Advogados de Trabalhadores Rurais- AATR (Brasil); el Centro de Estudos e Ação […]

195 International Organizations Denounce Latest Attacks Against Members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal Mine

Demands for an investigation and an end to company interference in Guatemala following assassination attempt and threats against members of the peaceful resistance to the Canadian-owned Escobal mine 21 January 2021 To whom it may concern, The below-signed organizations denounce the assassination attempt against Mr. Julio David González Arango, member of the Peaceful Resistance of […]

“Gestalt Notebook” for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Protection International Mesoamerica has produced a “Gestalt Notebook” for the work of protecting women human rights defenders. This publication arose from need to remotely accompany networks of defenders within their territories during the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication contains exercises that aim to respond to the experiences, thoughts and emotions of the defenders from home in […]

National and international organizations call for an end to threats and harassment against journalists and human rights defenders in the Q’eqchi’ Maya territory

252 National and international organizations call for an end to threats and harassment against journalists and human rights defenders in the Q’eqchi’ Maya territory   Download the original declaration here   We, the undersigned national and international human rights organizations, express our concern for the threats, intimidation and provocations that human rights defenders, journalists and […]

[Guatemala] Statement on the Consultation Process and Threats agaisnt Xinka Human Rights Defenders

Guatemala, 28 March de 2019 The below-signed international organizations express our grave concern regarding the consultation process with Xinka authorities and communities. During the last few months, representatives of the Xinka People have denounced, despite the Constitutional Court resolution 4785-2017, that they have not been allowed to fully participate in the process of defining the […]

Stigmatisation and Criminalisation of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala | Criminalisation Series #4

7/12/2018 – On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, Protection International (PI) today launches the fourth publication of its Criminalisation Series, Stigmatisation and Criminalisation of Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala in the context of mega-hydroelectric projects. Although the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders remains a fundamental […]

Guatemala Human Rights Group Wins 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for the Americas

For the first time in its 13-year history, the Front Line Defenders Award human rights defenders at risk was given to activists from five countries     #communitiesareHRDs Protection International celebrates that  the Peaceful Resistance of the Microregion of Ixquisis has received the award, which is a recognition of the collective nature of the defence […]