Fact-Finding Delegation to Cabanas

Voices on the Border is hosting a fact-finding delegation to Cabañas for Febrary 6 – 14, 2010 to gather information about the recent wave of violence in the region and accompany those who are still at risk.

Communities in Cabañas are in crisis following the assassination of three civic leaders, and numerous other attacks and threats. We scheduled the delegation for the earliest dates possible so that we may respond in a timely manner.

Delegates will meet with civil society leaders and activists in Cabañas to get detailed accounts of the violence, and discuss how the international community may best accompany them.  We will also ask for their views about how the Salvadoran Government has responsed to the crisis.  The Delegation will then meet with the Ombudsman for Human Rights, the Attorney General’s office, police officials, and representatives from the Funes Administration to receive an update on the investigation.  Before departing, delegates will produce a preliminary report of their findings with recommendations about how government agencies and civil society may end the violence and bring those responsible to justice.

Cost: $760 plus airfare (includes food, in-country ground transportation, hotel costs, and translation services)
Dates: February 6-14, 2010

To sign up, or get more information, contact Roddy Hughes at

If you are unable to participate in this delegation, but would like to help out, we encourage you to contribute to a scholarship fund so that others may participate.  To do so, visit our website ( and click on the Paypal button – or send a check to:

Voices on the Border
3321 12th St. NE
Washington DC 20017
(Please indicate that you are contributing to the scholarship fund)