RightsNow! Activities in Guatemala
In October 2016, the RightsNow! project team conducted a five-day introductory visit to Guatemala to meet with a wide range of stakeholders. The purpose of the visit was to gain first-hand information on the status of the national disability legal frameworks, implementation strategies, and disability rights initiatives. U.S. experts met with leaders of DPOs, civil society and human rights organizations, and local and national government officials. The visit was arranged in collaboration with Colectivo Vida Independiente de Guatemala.
In May 2017, RightsNow! sent a team of experts to Guatemala to conduct capacity-based training designed on information gathered during the introductory visit. Throughout 2017, RightsNow! will provide technical assistance on disability rights, the U.S. experience, and implementation of disability rights laws in Guatemala.
The key resources below are available in Spanish. It is our intention to continue to provide additional resources in Spanish.