SIPAZ has been nominated for the Human Rights Tulp award!

September 11, 2015


We have great news! SIPAZ has been nominated for the Human Rights Tulip, an annual award handed out by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs which stimulates the work of human rights defenders around the world. Out of more than 200 applicants, SIPAZ was selected to be one of the 30 nominees! Each year, the person or organization who receives most votes is awarded 100.000 Euros.

So please, we invite you to take a minute of your day and cast your vote for SIPAZ here:

Note: voting can only be done this week from September 9-16 so VOTE NOW!

Thank you for supporting us!

Support our crowdfunding campaign: The making of a docu-flim on 20 years of peacebuilding by SIPAZ

July 29, 2015

RostrosdelDespojoPalenqueSIPAZ accompanying a march of indigenous people in Palenque, Chiapas

Check the latest short video on the daily accompaniment work of SIPAZ
Please support our crowdfunding campaign, so we can finalize the complete version of the docu-film!

No amount is too small!

You can contribute your donation:
– Through Indiegogo by creditcard (Visa/Mastercard)
– Through Paypal:
– Or by sending a cheque to:
P.O. BOX 20067
From Holland? You can donate directly to our Dutch bank account at ING!
IBAN: NL75INGB0004602969
(t.n.v. Servicio Internacional para la Paz, o.v.v.: Crowdfunding Campagne)

Chiapas: Two Invitations from the Civil Organization Las Abejas

November 3, 2008

The Civil Organization Las Abejas is holding two events:

– The Latin American Meeting for Truth and Justice (El Encuentro Latinoamericano por la Verdad y la Justicia) is taking place on November 13, 2008 in the community of Acteal, municipality of Chenalhó.

-The 11th Aniversary of the Massacre of Acteal will take place in the same community on December 21 and 22.

SIPAZ will be attending both events.

For More Information (In Spanish):

Convocatoria al Encuentro Latinoamericano por la Verdad y la Justicia.

Invitación de las Abejas para Encontrarnos en Acteal el 13 de Noviembre.

Invitación al 11º Aniversario de Acteal.

Europe: European Social Forum

September 21, 2008

The European Social Forum (ESF) is a meeting for social movements in Europe, a force of regional coordination integrated in the framework of the Global Social Forums. In the case of Europe, it first took place in Florence, Italy in 2002.

This year, the Forum took place in Malmö, Sweden and according to the organizers 20,000 participants attended and around 200 activities took place, among them seminars, workshops, and debates. Under the slogan “another Europe is possible”, the participants included members of unions, organizations for the environment, women’s rights, the defense of indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights in general, as well as leftist movements linked to political parties as well as independent groups.

SIPAZ participated in two workshops under the theme “Chiapas, 14 years after the Zapatista uprising” as well as a debate about social movements in the south of Mexico
with members of Radio Plantón (a community radio station run by members of the teachers trade union in Oaxaca) and the Finish boat Estelle which works in solidarity with the zapatistas.

Workshop on the Finish Boat Estelle

Among the cultural program, which included more than 400 activities including concerts, movies, and photography exhibitions, one of the exhibitions which was very successful was “la Otra Mirada” (the other vision) which was organized by a group of independent photographers from Mexico. Their exhibition about La Otra Campana (the Other Campaign) and Subcomandante Marcos’ tour in 2006 was very popular.

For More Information about the European Social Forum or the Finish boat Estelle: