Since its founding in 1982 by Sister Alice Zachmann, GHRC’s work and vision have been guided by a deep commitment to solidarity and a bold approach to advocacy, principles that placed GHRC at the forefront of the international struggle for human rights in Guatemala. For nearly four decades, we have contributed to positive, systemic change: denouncing torture, forced disappearances, massacres, and US involvement in these atrocities; monitoring the implementation of the Peace Accords and developments in US policy toward the region; and addressing patterns of abuses such as violence against women and attacks against human rights defenders. GHRC in 2017 began a project to link legal and human rights experts in Guatemala with the legal and human rights communities in Honduras, facilitating work on key cases, which GHRC’s adept analysis and advocacy in Washington supports.
GHRC consistently has an impact disproportional to an organization of its size. This impact has been sustained over time through a dedicated staff, enduring partnerships with Guatemalan organizations, and our committed grassroots activist and donor base. Indeed, it is due to your support that we are able to continue growing and evolving to respond to ongoing abuses and the urgent needs of our partners.