April 25, 2014
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Accompaniment in a CONAPAMG community

Protective accompaniment is a strategy pioneered by PBI for protecting human rights defenders and communities whose lives and work are threatened by political violence.

PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981.

PBI has protected the lives of hundreds of activists, proving that accompaniment deters violence and creates space for local activists to work.

PBI observation at the Inauguration of the 12 Tzikin community, Alta Verapaz

On the 20th of February 2010 the community of 149 families (who were previously evicted) were formally presented with land.

PBI Guatemala Project

Peace Brigadas International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO), that fields teams of international accompaniers / observers in areas of conflict. The objective of PBI's presence is to protect the political space of human rights defenders and other civil society activists that suffer repression for their nonviolent work in favour of human rights, peace, and social justice.

We currently maintain a team of 10 full time volunteers in Guatemala City, supported by an international committee and our international support network.

You can find more about the history of the Guatemala Project here.

Project Focus

Due to the complexity of the human rights situation, and the high demand for international accompaniment, presence, and observation, among human rights defenders, we have identified three fundamental themes which provide a medium term focus for the project.

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Who we work with

We accompany several social movements, among which we highlight: those searching for the truth about Guatemala's civil war, for compensation, reconstruction and respect for it's victims, those who are fighting against the repression of human rights defenders, and those raising issues concerning environmental degredation and access to land.

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Oficina del Proyecto: Calle Mercado, 6, 4ºA, 15001 A Coruña (Galiza). Estado Español, Tel: (34) 881 874 772

Equipo en Guatemala: 3a Avenida 'A' 3-51, Zona 1, Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A. Tel: (502) 2220 1032

International Office, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, U.K. Tel: +44 20 7065 0775
To find your nearest PBI office visit the international contact page