WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
4 Dec 2006 |

Guatemala

{mosimage}Among WOLA's key projects in Guatemala in the recent past are: playing an instrumental role in the passage of legislation prohibiting military aid and police training to human rights abusers; being a central part of the effort to gain an unprecedented economic aid package to Central America after Hurricane Mitch; because of our close relationship with the Guatemalan human rights community, playing a leading role in bringing the issue of clandestine groups to the fore and working to garner support for CICIACS; and drawing attention to the murders of young women in Guatemala, even helping to get funds allocated in the 2006 foreign operations bill to combat violence against women there. Our current projects include work on the clandestine groups, violence against women, gangs, and CAFTA, as well as our continued work on more general human rights concerns.