This Protection Journal tells the story of the municipality of Santiago Atitilán during the internal armed conflict and the events that led to the creation of the Committee in January 1991 until the last years of the first decade of the 2000’s, when the municipality suffered its most violent period. Since the signing of the peace accords, Santiago Atitlán has been revisiting its citizen action plans in order to deal with this problem that haunts the country.
This manual exemplifies and explains the struggle of people who became human rights defenders after the events of the Panabaj massacre and their effort in controlling the violence unleashed, first by military personnel and then by criminals after the signing of the peace accords.
Available in Spanish.
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