Gouvernement du Canada

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Human Rights Adviser

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Tatamagouche Centre
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Tatamagouche Centre is a not-for-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence program, our human rights and community development program with Guatemalan partners that began in 1988, is a core part of our International program.
Adresse : RR#3
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1V0
FAX: (902) 657-3445
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Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : Rabinal
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The Intern will support the board and staff in research related to the application of international and national human rights laws, including carrying out community-based research. S/he will also assist the board and staff in planning for the ongoing sustainability of the Bufete Juridical Popular.

In Canada
Pre-departure Orientation and Training Program: The intern will spend six weeks prior to departure to Guatemala at the Tatamagouche Centre, a residential adult education and training centre. The intern will have adult education, leadership and design training, as well as workshops in cross-cultural learning and gender training. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.

Re-orientation Program: Includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and working with Tatamagouche Centre in its public engagement strategy.

Spanish Study: If necessary, the Intern will study up to six weeks of Spanish

Orientation: The Intern will spend his/her first month time shadowing Maria Dolores and Jesus, as they carry out their work in Rabinal and smaller communities in the Department of Baja Verapaz.

Work placement responsibilities: In collaboration with the Bufete Juridico Popular board and staff, the Intern will:
Carry out research that will enable human rights cases to be carried forward to Guatemalan and international courts.

Develop and implement a strategic plan to assure the ongoing sustainability of the Bufete.
Organisation d'accueil : Bufete Juridico Popular /Rabinal Legal Aid Clinic
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Bufete Legal, founded by Jesus Tecu Osorio, winner of the 1996 Reebok Human Rights Award and the Prensa Libre Anonymous Heroes Prize, is based on solidarity, reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance, citizen participation and the development of a culture of peace. Its purpose is to contribute to the formation of a democratic society as the key element in the reconciliation process. Its principal objective is to fulfill the 1996 Peace Accords by facilitating access of victims of genocide and crimes against humanity to the legal systemm and to the National Restitution Commission.