ACTIONS Honduras

María Digna Montero
National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Defender of territory and Garifuna culture
MURDER

Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)

Rosalina Domínguez
Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Defense of land, territory and natural assets
Death threats, intimidation, harassment, attempt on life

Sandra Maribel Sánchez
Radio Progreso
The right to information
Attempted kidnapping and/or murder

María Concepción Hernández
Association for the Development of the Zacate Grande Peninsula (ADEPZA)
Defense of land, territory and natural resources
Criminalization

Elizabeth Medina y Katherin Cruz Cerrato
Human Rights Without Borders and National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras
Defense of the right to defend human rights
Excessive use of force, obstruction of the free exercise of human rights defense, intimidation, and arbitrary detention

Mirna Teresa Suazo Martínez
Community leader and defender of the Garifuna territory
MURDER

Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)

Women defenders of the Nueva Esperanza community
Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Defense of land, territory and natural resources
Criminalization

BESSY FERRERA
Arcoiris (Rainbow) Association
LGBTTTIQ+ rights
HATE CRIME

ELEANA BORJAS COELLO
Radio Progreso
The right to information and freedom of expression
Mobile surveillance and intimidation

Ángela Murillo Bardales, Wendy Yadira Pineda López y Alizon Lourdes Pineda López
Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice
Territorial defense
Criminalization

MARICRUZ TOLVEZ
Association for Mutual Support among Women in Honduras (APOMUH)
Women’s rights
MURDER

Karen Yajaira Trigueros, Gledy Rodríguez and Suyapa Trigueros
Defense of land, territory and natural assets
Arbitrary arrest, intimidation

Miriam Miranda
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Territorial defense
Kidnapping, criminalization, arbitrary retention

Míriam Miranda y Aurelia Arzú
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Territorial defense
Arbitrary retention

Marlene Pastrana, Karina Aguilar, Ancelma Escobar and Sulema Mendoza
Defense of territory and natural wealth
Criminalization

Nivia Vargas
ACI-Participa (Association for a Participatory Citizenry)
The right to defend rights
Sexual assault, physical attacks, threats

Ecumenical Women for the Right to Decide (EDD)
Sexual and reproductive rights
Attack on offices

On #March 8th women demonstrate in San Pedro Sula
Women for Life Forum
Women’s rights
Excessive use of force, repression of the rights to protest and free speech, cell phone theft

Guapinol encampment for Life in Defense of the Right to Water, Miriam Janeth Mejía Cruz and Lourdes Elizabeth Gómez Rodas
Municipal Defense Committee of Public Communal Assets in Tocoa, Colón
Defense of communal assets
Criminalization, Excessive use of force, Paramilitary violence

Bertha Cáceres (EPD)
Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Defender of the territory and the environment
Assassination, arbitrary detention, criminalization

San Alonso Rodríguez Foundation
The right to decent housing, Environmental defense, and the Defense of common goods
Campaign of stigmatization, defamation, criminalization and threats

María Luisa Borjas
The right to truth and justice
Criminalization, judicial prosecution, attempt against freedom of expression

Samia Sthepany Amador
Student, the right to information and freedom of expression
Arbitrary detention

  • #ALERTAUrgente (06/12/2018)

YENIS ZULAY RODRIGUEZ VELASQUEZ
La Trinidad Campesino Group
Defense of the land, territory and natural assets
Criminalization, judicial harassment, eviction threat

Juana Carranza
National Field Workers Office (CNTC)
Defense of land, territory and natural assets
Criminalization, judicial harassment

Tommy Morales, Sandra Suseth Vásquez, Suli Argentina Rodríguez y Brenda Maribel Miralda
ASOPODEHU, National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, and the University Student Movement (MEU) at the UNAH
The right to defend rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC)
Judicial prosecution

Nina Lakhani
Journalist, the right to information and freedom of expression
Accusations, defamation and criminalization

Kency Gissel Grandez Durón
Committee for Free Expresssion (C-Libre)
Defense of the right to information and freedom of expression
Abuse of power, excessive use of force, restriction of the right to inform

Lennys Fajardo
COQUIMBO and PEN International
The right to information
Smear campaign

GILDA SILVESTRUCCI RIVERA
Right to information
Threats, insults, and harassment over social networks

Women Human Rights Defenders of the right to water in Pajuiles: Angélica Recinos, Albertina López y Wendy Cerrtios
Wide Movement for Dignity and Justice
The right to water
Arbitrary arrest, eviction, excessive use of force

Ángela Murillo
Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ)
Defense of the land, territory and environment
Threats, verbal attacks, community exclusion

Lilian López
Civic Council of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Defense of the land
Search and seizure

Aquelina Mejía Guerra
Broad Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ)
Territorial defense
Arbitrary arrest; Criminalization; Judicial prosecution; and Political prison

María Paula Lainez Rodríguez
Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MCA)
Territorial defense
Criminalization, judicial prosecution, smear campaign

Honduran women human rights defenders in a post-electoral context
Political rights
Militarization, repression of social protest, closing of democratic space

Elsa Corea
Lawyers Network of Southern Honduras
The right to access to justice
Repression of the right to protest, Wounds

Nancy García
Broad University Movement (MAU) and Josefa Lastiri Collective
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC)
Intimidation, Violent home break-in

Honduran Women Human Rights Defenders

Sindy Ramos, Vilma Rosa, Deysi Rosa, Elsy Rosa, Kenia Rosa and Raquel Méndez
New Ebenezer Campesino Associative Enterprise
Territorial defense
Excessive use of force, Arbitrary arrest, Criminalization

Hedme Castro and Tommy Morales
ACI-Participa, ASOPODEHU, National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras
The right to defend rights
Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization

HEDME CASTRO
Association for a Participatory Citizenry (ACI-Participa)
The right to defend rights
Restriction of freedom of movement and acts of intimidation, Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization

Student Movement at the UNAH
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR)
Social protest repression

Dinia Yasmin Sarmiento Suárez and Suany Ibeth Sánchez Argueta
Palos Verdes Associative Campesino Enterprise
Territorial defense
Criminalization, Defamation and Stigmatization

Cristian Marisol Hernández and members of Boulevard Neighbors
Boulevard Neighbors
Defender of the rights to health and territory
Excessive use of force, Cruel and degrading treatment, Arbitrary Arrest, Criminalization

Miriam Miranda, Madeline Martina David, Neny Heydy Ávila and Letty Bernárdez
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Territorial defense
Criminalization

Madeline Martina David Fernández
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Territorial defense
Arbitrary Detention, Criminalization and Excessive Use of Force

Radio Waruguma of the Garifuna Commmunity
The right to information; Ecomonic, social and cultural rights (DESC); Territorial defense
Closure threat

BERTHA ZUNIGA
COPINH
Territorial defense
Attempt on life, Threats, Persecution

“La Jarcia”, Lenca indigenous community, member of COPINH
Territorial defense
Criminalization

Genesys Araceli Andino, Karen Giselle Reyes, Gloria Sarahi Mejía, Tiffani Nicolle Zúñiga, Any Raquel Blanco and Tony Jossel Barahona
Students at UNAH-CU
Social, Cultural and Economic Rights (DESC)
Arbitrary arrest, Excessive use of force, Criminalization

Members of the Plataforma Agraria Regional del Valle del Aguán
Territorial defense
Criminalization

Articulación hondureña de organizaciones defensoras de los DDHH de las mujeres “Somos Muchas”
Criminalization, Defamation and Disrepute Campaigns, Attack, intimidation

TRANS community in Honduras
LGBTTI Human Rights
Context of violence and discrimination

Sherly Montoya
Transexual Women´s Group “Muñecas de Arcoiris”
LGTTBI Rights
Hate crime

Irma Lemus
Permanent Human Rights Observatory of Aguán (OPDHA)
Territorial defense
Criminalization, Attempt, Harassment

Center for Women’s Studies-Honduras (CEM-H)
Human rights of women
Harassment, Criminalization

Arely Victoria Gómez Cruz
APUVIMEH (Association for a Better Life of People Infected and Affected by HIV / AIDS in Honduras)
LGBTTTI rights
Threats, Physical Aggression

Integrantes de los Consejos Indígenas de Nueva Esperanza, San Isidro Labrador y Santiago Apostol
Territorial defense
Amenazas, Hostigamiento

Estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Agrícola (UNAG)
Social rights
Attack against Physical and Life Integrity, Threats, Vigilance, Harassment and Stigmatizing Campaigns

Karla Lara y Sandra Sánchez
Red Nacional de Defensoras de DDHH en Honduras y Radio Progreso
Threats, Excessive use of force and Arbitrary detention

Integrantes del COPINH
COPINH
Defender of the territory and the environment
Violent eviction, aggression, threats

Integrantes Empresa Campesina Nueva Ebenezer
Territorial defense
Excessive use of force

Gladys Lanza (EPD)
Movimiento de Mujeres por la Paz Visitación Padilla
Women’s human rights
Criminalization, harassment

Gabriela Díaz and Karen Mejía
Women’s human rights
Arbitrary detention

Lesbia Janeth Urquía (EPD)
Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH)
Defender of the environment
Murdered

Ana Mirian Romero
Movimiento Indígena Lenca de La Paz Honduras (MILPAH) y del Consejo Indígena de San Isidro Labrador
Territorial defense
Death threats, intimidation

Carolina Castillo
Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
Territorial defense
Criminalization, judicialization, threats

Alejandra Padilla (EPD)
Asociación Feminista Trans, Coalición Contra la Impunidad
LGBTTTI rights
Murdered

Orbelina Flores Hernández
Observatorio Permanente de Derechos Humanos del Aguán
Territorial defense
Arbitrary detention, criminalization

Integrantes de la Asociación Arcoiris y Grupo Muñecas
LGBTTTI rights
Assassination, threats, harassment

Defenders participating in the demonstrations to demand justice for the murder of Berta Cáceres
Right to social protest

Irma Lemus
Observatorio de Derechos Humanos del Aguán
Territorial defense
Criminalization

  • #WHRDAlert (12/11/2014)
  • COMUNICADO IM-DEFENSORAS (18/11/2014)
  • Alerta Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (29/11/2015)
  • #WHRDAlert (30/11/2015)

Members of the CEM-H and the Red Cross Women’s Network
Aggression, violation of the right to protest

Elizabeth Zúniga
Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (SITRAUNAH)
Social communicator
Intimidation, harassment and threats

Sonia Isabel Gáleas, Gerardina Santos Hernández and Norma Suyapa Herrera
Central Nacional de Trabajadores del Campo
Territorial defense
Criminalization

Alejandra Cabrera and Haydeé Paz
Members of the movement of the indignant
Right to truth and justice
Harassment

Dilma Consuelo Soto
Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia
Territorial defense
Assassination attempt

Defenders of APUVIMEH
Defenders of the right to sexual diversity
Assault on installations, subtraction of work equipment and documents

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (03/10/2014)

Margarita Murillo (EPD)
Territorial defense
Murdered

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (27/08/2014)
  • CARTA PÚBLICA del Foro de Mujeres por la Vida (30/08/2014)

María Enriqueta Matute (EPD)
Territorial defense
Murdered

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (26/08/2013)

Magdalena Morales
Territorial defense
Arbitrary detention, criminalization

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (29/07/2013)

Defenders of PROAH
Defenders of the right to defend rights
Kidnapping, assaults, threats

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (29/07/2013)

Mireya Mendoza (EPD)
Asociación de Jueces por la Democracia (AJD)
Judge
Murdered

  • COMUNICADO de la Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras (29/07/2013)

Delmy Martínez Zavala
Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular, Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Honduras
Territorial defense
Harassment, harassment, death threats

  • Postal “Defendamos a nuestras defensoras” (20/11/2012)