It would be hard to exaggerate how central the International Teams are to almost ALL that we do here at witness for peace Solidarity collective. Delegations, Speakers Tours, Accompaniment, and Documentation: our teams are central to making each of these happen. Beyond that, they are on the ground staying in close contact with our partner organizations. Not to mention keeping tabs on the complex political dynamics of the moment, in particular the effects of US policies in their country site: Colombia, Cuba and Honduras.

What exactly do International Teams do anyway?


International teams plan the delegation itinerary including all the meetings with partner organizations on the ground. During the delegation, they facilitate all internal sessions, arrange all of the logistics, navigate security challenges, do all of the interpretation, and lead action planning for political work once delegates are back in the states.

Speaker Tours

International teams coordinate closely with stateside Regional organizers to decide on a speaker and topic for the tour, help the Latin American speaker with the visa process, and provide all interpretation during the three week tour (presentations, meeting with Reps and Senators, radio programs, etc.).


International teams provide both physical and political accompaniment (i.e., communicating concerns over a partner organizations’s safety to the US embassy, other organizations, the diplomatic community, and our supporters in the states.) They write and circulate urgent actions when a partner is threatened, to activate our supporters in the states to take action to help protect the partner, so they can continue their important work.


International teams create videos; write articles, blogs, position statements, urgent actions and website content; and help disseminate partners’ analyses, including highlighting their resilience and models of peacebuilding, resistance, and community strengthening.