Human Rights Defenders
GHRC responds to threats and attacks against defenders, providing direct support, advocacy and solidarity.Learn More
Thematic Areas of Focus
GHRC currently monitors and provides analysis of five thematic areas that have affected human rights: militarization...Learn More
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On March 2, 2012 courageous men and women from the communities of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayumpuc joined together in opposition to the construction of a gold mine near their homes. Their concern is that the US-owned mining operation will negatively impact the air and water, damage crops and affect the health of their families and neighbors.
Now, as the movement approaches its second anniversary, we want to honor its members for their commitment to non-violent resistance, as well as for their success in defending human rights and the environment.