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International accompaniment, a means of opening spaces for peace

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International accompaniment, a means of opening spaces for peace

by Sipaz

“The international organizations that engage in accompaniment are vital for the work of human-rights defenders […] given that they not only accompany us when we are at risk but also serve as witnesses to the violence we suffer and the context in which we work.”

Claudia Samayoa, coordinator of Institute for the Protection of Human-Rights Defenders Guatemala (UDEFEGUA)

During the month of April, the second meeting of organizations that work in international accompaniment and observation took place in San Cristóbal del las Casas. On this occasion, different organizations with a presence in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia participated. Some of the questions that were raised at the meeting had to do with the need to identify common themes in work and to seek out strategies of coordination and action that would allow for an increase in the effectiveness of the…

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