About the conference

Conference guide: speakers, organisers, workshops and more

Guatemala: No Going Back! is a one-day conference of inspiring speakers, workshops, lively discussion and practical planning for solidarity action, as we hear of the new challenges facing Guatemala’s resilient social movements.

2013 was a historically momentous year for Guatemala. They became the first people to ever successfully convict their former head of state of the crime of genocide, only to have the decision controversially annulled ten days later.

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) listed Guatemala as ‘the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist’. Environmental and land justice activists endured a year of murder, kidnapping and violence, whilst femicide and violence against women is rife.

This conference will be of interest to Latin American activists, students of Latin American studies, trade unionists, UK social movement activists. Those involved or interested in human rights protection, women’s and environmental struggles, and academics and lawyers concerned with issues of international social justice. In particular, we would like to welcome those who are new to Guatemalan issues and who would like to explore ways in becoming involved in matters of social justice.

The conference will take place on Saturday 31st May, 2014, from 9am to 4pm, followed by networking social between 4-6.30pm.

Venue: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre. 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

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