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International Human Rights Accompanier

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Guatemala Accompaniment Project | Ciudad Guatemala, CA, Guatemala
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Guatemala Accompaniment Project


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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Who are international human rights accompaniers?


Accompaniers provide an international presence to Guatemalans organizing in defense of their rights in a variety of contexts, including precedent-setting transitional justice cases and local opposition to mega-projects. Accompaniers provide an international presence, upon request, to Guatemalan organizations, communities, and activists under threat for their struggles for defense of life and territory and justice for crimes of the past. Accompaniers bring a cross-border organizing perspective and share their experiences and learnings with their home communities.


Applications from people who are multiracial/people of color, Indigenous/of Indigenous descent, poor/working class, or queer will be prioritized. All those committed to organizing for justice are encouraged to apply.


Candidates should have:

  • Experience in organizing around justice and collective liberation.
  • A high level of verbal and written Spanish or the ability to develop it with six weeks of intensive study.
  • The ability to document and analyze events and conditions in order to produce written reports and educational materials.
  • Cultural sensitivity; excellent judgment skills; ability to work flexibly in dynamic, changing situations; resourcefulness in self-care and relational dynamics.
  • A familiarity with the history of Central America/U.S. relations, the current situation in Guatemala, and a basic understanding of human rights/accompaniment.
  • Previous experience in Latin America (especially rural areas) strongly preferred.
  • Awareness of security issues, willingness to work in a situation which might involve risk, interest in individual and team analysis.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn strategies for grassroots fundraising and education in the US.
  • A minimum of six months to commit
  • A U.S. passport and a strong connection to a U.S. community.


Benefits include:

  • Lodging provided at our main office in Guatemala City.
  • A small monthly stipend to cover health insurance and most in-country travel expenses (Individual fundraising also required).


About GAP: The Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP) of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) trains and places qualified candidates as human rights accompaniers. NISGUA is one of many organizations around the world that employs accompaniment as a vital tool in the global struggle for the respect of human rights. In the Guatemalan context, accompaniment is one tool of many accessed by grassroots Guatemalan organizations to defend themselves against the threats, harassment, and violence they face in their work in defense land and life and towards their visions of justice.


Training will be held in the first half of 2020, with placements throughout late 2020.

Who are international human rights accompaniers?


Accompaniers provide an international presence to Guatemalans organizing in defense of their rights in a variety of contexts, including precedent-setting transitional justice cases…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

Applications accepted on rolling basis for training in Berkeley in the first half of 2020. Placement start dates in the second half of 2020.

To apply, please visit: https://nisgua.org/gap/

Applications accepted on rolling basis for training in Berkeley in the first half of 2020. Placement start dates in the second half of 2020.

To apply, please visit: https://nisgua.org/gap/

Location

NISGUA/GAP, Ciudad Guatemala, CA 01002, GT

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