The NISGUA organization is the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. The group's mission centres around connecting North American activists with Guatemala citizens in the “grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity and respect for the Earth.” The collaboration specifically mentions connection building between U.S. and Guatemalan activists, but there’s no reason Canadians can't also contribute to this support network.
NISGUA is a network of solidarity agencies, local groups, and individual activists fighting against injustice in several key areas: genocidal crimes of the past, current U.S. policies, and damage via profit-driven, corporate development in Guatemala. The aim is to use grassroots organizing - and linkages between Guatemalan and international activists - to reach a place of peace, sustainability, and high standards of human rights.
The organization emphasizes an important aspect of international activism – focusing on local communities’ grassroots organizations. NISGUA does this by prioritizing agency for Guatemalan civil activists. The site is home to lots of useful tools for activists looking to stand in solidarity with the Guatemalan people.
Here’s what else you'll find at NISGUA:
-videos to rent for fundraising/showings
-current news coverage
-educational resources like readings, etc.
-best ways for activists to support NISGUA and Guatemalans
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