PBI-Guatemala accompanies TZ’KAT Network of Ancestral Healers on a tour of Q’eqchi’ communities
On March 11, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Between February 28 and March 4 we accompanied TZ’KAT Network of Ancestral Healers on a tour of Q’eqchi’ communities in [the departments of] Alta Verapaz and Izabal.”
PBI-Guatemala adds, “From activities of harmonization and recognition of ancestral knowledge, the participants exchanged on good governance practices to achieve balance and inclusion in the communities.”
PBI-Guatemala has previously explained, “The organisation was formed by 10 women human rights defenders in October 2015. Many members are part of other organizations and movements in defence of the territory, the rights of indigenous peoples and women.”
“These women defenders have a history of being politically persecuted, suffering stigmatization, death threats, territorial political displacement and criminalization as a result of their work in defence of these rights. Likewise, all of them have experiences of ancestral healing processes and in indigenous communities they work as healers, midwives, herbalists, etc.”
PBI-Guatemala has accompanied the TZ’KAT Network since February 2018.