Guatemala, Guatemala - November 5

Executive Director, Cathleen Caron, arrived in Guatemala City for the week primarily for two events: training on the Canadian foreign temporary work program and a mid-year meeting of the Guatemala Defender Network. As with every trip Global Workers undertakes to the region of our programs, we meet individually with the organizations that make up the Global Workers Defender Network to discuss pending projects, such as cases of worker abuses and policy issues, to continue strengthening the relationship that is so essential for all of the work we do.  Every organization in the Defender Network has its various challenges, from lack of resources that can undermine projects, to security threats that can halt programs altogether. Guatemala seems to be less stable each year and the risk involved with human rights work increases, creating an enormous challenge for the Defenders to continue their work safely.

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