GSN Speaker Tour – Calendar

As reported earlier GSN is organising a speaker tour from 8 to 26 November by Iduvina Hernandez. More detail about Iduvina is provided below, and following that the current calendar of events all over the UK, which you might be interested in attending.

Iduvina Hernandez is a Guatemalan journalist and human rights defender
working to challenge the extraordinary and horrific levels of violence
and murder against women and young people in Guatemala.

Since the year 2000, more than 3000 Guatemalan women have been brutally
murdered. Often their bodies show signs of torture and mutilation. The
Guatemalan authorities have systematically failed to respond to this
crisis and fewer than 2% of such cases result in conviction. The UN
Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women has stated that, "the
absence of a rule of law fosters a range of violent acts against women,
including rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and eventually,

Iduvina Hernandez works to challenge the impunity that is endemic in
Guatemala and her struggle aims to combat violence, particularly that
directed towards women and young people. Her work to hold the Guatemalan
authorities and security forces to account has at times resulted in her
receiving threats and intimidation. GSN have invited Iduvina to share
her experiences with groups in the UK and would be very pleased if you
would join us to hear Iduvina’s story about the struggle to combat
violence and impunity in Guatemala.

Rosemary Burnett, former director of Amnesty International Scotland,
will also talk about her experiences working to support and protect
human rights defenders in Guatemala. She will explain how you can
support human rights work in Guatemala, including information on how to
get involved with accompaniment work.

Iduvina is available for press interviews – please contact us via our email address or via the Contact Form.

Date Town/City Time Address
10 November Reading  8pm

Reading International Solidarity Centre,

35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

Map here

11 November London 7.30pm

Friends’ Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ

Map here

12 November  Totnes  7.30pm Totnes Methodist Church, Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP
13 November  Bristol  12.30pm

School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol,

8 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ

Map here

13 November  Oxford  7.30pm

Friends’ Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW

Map here

14 November  Kettering  7.30pm

Cornmarket Hall, London Road, Kettering, NN15 7QA

Map here

 14 November  Loughborough  3.30pm

Room NN 1.11c, Department of Geography, Loughborough Universtity, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Map here

For more information and directions contact  Dr Ed Brown at 01509 222738 or by email at

E.D.Brown at lboro dot ac dot uk

17 November  Edinburgh  7.30pm

Methodist Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross,

Edinburg, EH3 9BP

Map here

18 November  Glasgow  7.30pm

Friends’ Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent,

Glasgow, G2 4PS

Map here

19 November  Newcastle  5.00pm

Friends’ Meeting House, Archbold Terrace, Jesmond,

Newcastle, NE2 1DB

Map here

23 November  Liverpool  4.00pm

Next to Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

Contact on 0151 703 6908

Map here

25 November  London  12 noon

One World Action, Bradleys Close, White Lion Close, London, N1 9PF

Map here

 25 November  London  2.30pm

Speaking at the conference "Latin American Women and Gender Abuse in the UK", Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL

Map here

*See also separate item on this conference for details of how to register*

 25 November  London  6pm

Speaking at the launch of "More Women More Power" campaign. Organised by One World Action and the London Assembly. At Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queens Walk, SE1

Map here

More information on this campaign here

Please confirm attendance by calling Owen Evans on 020 7833 4075 or emailing Carla Montemayor cmontemayor at oneworldaction dot org



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