Since 1995, Rights Action (www.rightsaction.org) has been funding community organizations in Guatemala and Honduras working courageously for community well-being, and in defense of territory, human rights and the environment. We work to hold the U.S. and Canadian governments, corporations and investors accountable if and when their policies, actions and economic operations contribute to and benefit from exploitation, racism and repression, corruption and impunity in Honduras and Guatemala.
“If there were more music schools than soldiers in the streets,there would be more guitars than machine-guns,more artists than assassins.”
Over the years, it has become a major part of our work to also provide scholarships for primary through high school and university studies for children of the community leaders involved in the various community defense struggles, and for some of the community leaders who have gone back to studies later in life, or taken them up for the first time.
For school year 2020, we aim to raise $30,000, to continue providing scholarships to:
• 10 children of Maya Q’eqchi’ and Maya Achi land/ human rights/ environmental defenders in El Estor and Rabinal, Guatemala
• 4 Mayan human rights/ justice defender, in Rabinal, El Estor, San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala
• 10 children of Honduran indigenous and non-indigenous land/ human rights/ environmental defenders
More information:Grahame Russell, director, email@example.com
Full proposal available on request