As a journalist and student of Latin American Studies and Human Rights, GHRC is great source of information. Through the use of social media it keeps the public up-to-date with current human rights violations and legal cases in Guatemala. GHRC is also a dedication organisation which is committed to working with Guatemalans and local activists and human rights defenders for legal and social reform, accountability for past abuses carried out by the state against its own citizens, including genocide, the protection of indigenous land rights, and the end of the culture of impunity in Guatemala. Thank you GHRC for all the work that you do.
GHRC is my most relied upon source for information regarding human rights in Guatemala. They face difficult challenges in highlighting human rights abuses, but continue to do so and thereby help all people fighting for human or environmental rights in Guatemala. I wish there were more ways I could help them in their work. Thank you GHRC!
GHRC is a key source of information and inspiration for me as a former volunteer in Guatemala '88-90 now working as a social worker with Central American immigrants to the US.
GHRC is a wonderful group helping indigenous people in Guatemala. We have a family tie to this group of people and GHRC is the most effective group helping.
Guatemala Human Rights Commission does work that no one else does. Who else speaks for Guatemala's Indigenous peoples like this?
Steadfast group of people doing important work for Guatemala - and for the U.S.
GHRC is the go to source for ground truthed information on the struggles of Guatemala's indigenous people. The combination of their board's deep experience and knowledge in country and the dedication of their small but dedicated staff is unequaled. Their use of social media and electronic learning technology gives them a footprint far bigger than their budget.
Since I have known about GHRC only a few month ago, through FaceBook or CDHL don't remember, I have been an ardent supporter because they are very efficient, to the point, and good communicators: It is thanks to them that I was able to sum up and organize all the information about the Genocide trial (I am so far away from Guatemala that it became quite hard to understand what finally was happening – some kind of a terrible farce anyhow...) They support causes that I know are essential to the country. And I do wish they can go on with their tremendous work
The GHRC is an amazing and unique organization that has forged meaningful relationships with victimized communities and those fighting for human rights in Guatemala. They do not shy away from tough issues, and stand at the front lines of communities in resistance. Through my experience on two GHRC-led delegations, I have seen first-hand how the organization plays an integral role in the human rights community in Guatemala, using their model of solidarity to complement and elevate the work of local actors. The GHRC has also activated and engaged a large community in the U.S. of people in solidarity with Guatemala, and for me they are one of my main sources for information and opportunities for action.
This is a wonderful organization staffed by extremely hard-working and effective people. Small in size but large in heart, GHRC has helped save countless lives over the past thirty years, beginning with helping refugees from the war in Guatemala resettle and/or move on to seek political asylum in other countries. Bringing the truth to light during a time when no mainstream US media were covering the massacres in Guatemala--and helping to end US military aid to Guatemala--was important work. The group's work continues now, offering help to human rights defenders who are being threatened by forces wishing to maintain the status quo; helping end violence against women, which has spiraled frighteningly in recent years; and helping Guatemalans in the US live with full respect for their rights. The organization has brought hope, help, and healing to many.
I just returned from a vist to Guatemala with the GHRC. This visit gave me an opportunity to visit with many different communities and learn more about the history and life of the people of Guatemala. The focus of this delegation was Women in Resistance - and to that end we met with many different organizations of women who are standing up for themselves and for many other men, women and children. I first learned about the GHRC at an Ecumenical Advocacy Days event in Washington, DC and I have been very interested in the work they do in Guatemala primarily because I serve a congregation that has many families from Guatemala. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity to learn more and to be able to share so much more with the Guatemaltecas in the congregation. Thank you so much.
This past August I participated in the GHRC delegation focusing on Women's rights to life, body, and mother earth. The delegation exceeded my expectations. I first came across the organization over two years ago when I began my research on Femicides and Impunity in Guatemala. I found their original coverage and reports to be especially helpful. I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to experience Guatemala along side with the GHRC. Kudos!
I am Carlos I from Guatemala living in Los Angeles, one of the thousands fo guatemalans who had to flee the reppression in our own country where we were not allow to speak up against the injustices and the request for better living conditions. As you may know most of the people arriving in the US have to endure a hardship crossing Mexico where the people we fear the most is the authorities, we are robbed, beatten, humillated and so fort, not diminishing the ordeal we go tru when crossing the border risking our lives, after all that I arrived at Los Angeles where nobody was waiting for me , no family and no friends, where I had to start from the very bottom not knowing the languaje. I want it to find someone to tell my story to, but I was afraid I needed someone to speak for me, I know many people can not grasp the frustration and fear we the political refugees had to face, they have not been tru it. To make my story short, if it was not for the Guatemala human rights commission the voice of the voicelees will no be heard it is been tru their hard work that my experience and others' are known. They need to be thank and recognized for their work. Carlos Ixquiac
As an advocate myself, against domestic violence and sexual assault, in Sarasota, Florida I thank you for everything that you do for my beloved Guatemala! You are always first to expose the atrocities occurring in my country, demand justice and do such amazing advocacy work with survivors of human rights violations. ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!