Bristol Latin America Forum is an annual event held in Bristol on Latin American politics, society and culture. The Forum comprises of workshops, film, a panel discussion, dance, music, food and in 2008 for the first time closed with a World Cafe process.

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Beyond Violence - the struggle against gender and gang violence in Guatemala

Iduvina Hernandez and Rosemary Burnett will be speaking in the Common Room at the School for Policy Studies,
University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road , Bristol , BS8 1TZ

on Thursday 13th November at 1.00 - 2.30pm.

Iduvina Hernández is a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender working to challenge the extraordinary and horrific levels of violence and murder against women and young people in Guatemala. Her work to hold the Guatemalan authorities and security forces to account has at times resulted in her receiving threats and intimidation.

Rosemary Burnett, former director of Amnesty International Scotland, will also talk about her experiences working to support and protect human rights defenders in Guatemala. She will explain how you can support human rights work in Guatemala, including information on how to get involved with accompaniment work.


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