Justice Travel is bridging travel and human rights advocacy.

Justice Travel is moving beyond tourism to allow you to truly engage with your world, going behind the headlines and supporting advocates and activists fighting for human rights around the world. From impoverished small farmers in Zimbabwe to young women organizing sweatshop workers in Cambodia, independent journalists in Mexico to conflict-displaced communities in Colombia, we work around issues that matter, with partners who are brave and committed. Our unique profit-sharing model means that their mission is our mission.

Our first tours will begin in 2018, offering unique travel experiences together with our partner activists, community advocates, and journalists. Traveling with Justice Travel allows you to go behind the headlines to meet the brave women and men fighting for their communities, gain a broader perspective on the world in seeing aspects of the country that most outsiders never will, and join a global community of travelers and activists in your own country.

Are you ready to travel for justice? We are.

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Behind the Headlines

Colombia is at a critical moment, between the violence of its past and the hopes for its future. Justice Travel's partners are on the ground, working to build a truly peaceful future. Marino Córdoba of the Association of Displaced Afrocolombians (AFRODES) and Diana Valenzuela of the Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz) take you behind the headlines. 

Our Team

Adalberto Méndez López
Country Representative, Mexico
Adalberto is a Mexican human rights lawyer, having joined Justice Travel from his position as Director of the Disability Division at the National Commission of Human Rights of Mexico. He has participated in different human rights projects in Mexico and abroad, including electoral observation in the United States and Honduras, as Human Rights Observer in the Western Sahara, and as a human rights trainer for the judiciary in the Dominican Republic. He obtained his law degree from Universidad La Salle, a pre-master degree at the İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi in Turkey, an LLM degree from American University, and is currently completing his PhD at the Institute of Critical Studies.

Denise Lorenz
Country Representative, Guatemala
Denise, originally from Germany, has spent the past 10 years working in International Development in Guatemala and Peru. She holds a Master`s Degree in Educational Sciences, Sociology and Spanish from the University of Mainz, Germany. She believes that you can make a real difference by empowering people through education. She loves to travel the world, learn about different cultures and meet new people. One of her biggest passions is being in the outdoors, especially skiing and rock climbing.

Gabriel Tobias
Gabriel Tobias is the founder of Justice Travel. He has worked for over 10 years with NGOs, governments, and local communities across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and South Asia, as well as political campaigns in the US. He is a massive map nerd, and loves to eat street food in every country he visits. His dog Django is objectively the most adorable puppy in the world.
Juan José Orjuela Álvarez
Country Representative, Colombia
Juan has a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK); a postgraduate degree in Development, Social Responsibility and Organizations from Universidad de Los Andes; and a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. He has over nine years of professional experience while working for UNDP, International IDEA, the Pacific Alliance, the Colombian national government and local NGOs. He enjoys travels, politics, books, sports, music, photography, new flavors. He believes in the power of curiosity; aroused by the puzzling Latin America and the ongoing transformation of Colombia.

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