PBI-Mexico seeks field volunteers, deadline to apply is August 20

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The Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project is seeking field volunteers for a one-year term to accompany human rights defenders.

The application deadline is August 20.

For more information about how to apply, click here.

After a pre-selection process, a personal online interview will take place. There will then be a training week (the first in November with a second option in April 2024). It is during that training week that a final selection of field volunteers will take place.

The entries of new field volunteers will take place every 2-3 months throughout the year. In 2024, arrivals are expected from the month of March. As such, interested persons must have flexibility regarding the date of entry into the team.

Among the key qualifications is fluency in Spanish.

One also must be 25 years of age.

The expenses covered for field volunteers include a round trip from your country of residence, all work travel and stay expenses (accommodation, food, medical insurance), monthly economic support of about CAD $365 for personal expenses, and a repatriation payment based on CAD $65 per month worked once the stay is completed (about CAD $780 after 12 months).

For articles on recent PBI-Mexico accompaniments:

PBI-Mexico helps document abuses against Indigenous territorial defenders opposed to Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus project (July 29, 2023)

PBI-Mexico accompanies hearing of criminalized Indigenous Nahua water protector Alejandro Torres Chocolatl (July 26, 2023)

PBI-Mexico accompanies Mother’s Day events as the situation of enforced disappearances continues (May 10, 2023)

PBI-Mexico accompanies Indigenous Nahua water defender Miguel López Vega, criminalized for his defence of the Metlapanapa River, at court hearing (April 27, 2023)

PBI-Mexico accompanies the People’s Front in Defence of Land and Water at March against the Dispossession of Water (March 23, 2023)

For more information about how to apply to be a PBI-Mexico field volunteer accompanying these frontline struggles, click here.

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