2013 was a tumultuous one for human rights in Guatemala. In response, GHRC expanded our support for victims of abuses and amplified our impact by growing our solidarity network in the US. GHRC worked to document abuses, educate the public, and advocate on behalf of victims and at-risk communities. We continued to provide direct support for human rights defenders through observation and accompaniment, urgent actions, emergency funds, and the coordination of meetings with key decision makers.
In 2013, GHRC: provided direct support to over 246 human rights defenders; coordinated over 30 advocacy meetings with congressional offices, as well as the State, Defense, and Justice Departments; provided support in 20 asylum cases; monitored 8 conflicts across Guatemala through verification trips; and held 12 public events.
Read our 2012 annual report here.