A HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION FROM GUATEMALA VISITS GERNIKA GOGORATUZ
A delegation from Guatemala headed by the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH) and a representative of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) have visited the headquarters of Gernika Gogoratuz as part of the agenda of institutional meetings linked to human rights and historical memory that they are holding in the Basque Country.
The meeting is due to their interest in the great symbolic value of Gernika and the efforts that Gernika Gogoratuz is making from its own experience in favour of the culture of peace and the construction of memory. In addition to Gernika Gogoratuz, coordinator of the visit, the delegation continued the itinerary through the Gernika Peace Museum, the Casa de Juntas and a tour of the city.
This visit takes place within the framework of a project developed by eLankidetza which has a double objective: in general terms, to strengthen the capacities of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office of Guatemala, and specifically, to promote its work to clarify cases of people who disappeared during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala in coordination with the FAFG.
The entire delegation is made up of the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsman and president of the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen, Augusto Jordán Rodas, accompanied by María Gabriela Mundo Rodríguez, director of cooperation and international relations of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDH), and Nancy Valdez, director of programmes and projects of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG).