PEN Canada Security Training Workshop in Guatemala

Security Workshop, Guatemala City.

PEN Canada Security Training Workshop in Guatemala

As part of an ongoing focus on freedom of expression in Central America, PEN Canada held a 3-day security training workshop for Indigenous women journalists in Guatemala in December, 2017in partnership with PEN International, The Human Rights Defenders Project, and Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos Guatemala. The training sought to empower community journalists by teaching them how to manage risk on a daily basis, adapt to specific threats, and devise appropriate counter measures.

Hear from the the women journalists that hold powerful interest interests in Guatemala accountable to their communities and from the people that helped provide them with the tools to keep them safe while doing it in the video below.

You can learn more about our work in Guatemala here.