Honduras

Women Human Rights Defenders and Communities in Struggle in the Context of the Elections in Honduras

Position of the WHRD networks and articulations that make up IM-Defensoras In a context of territorial dispossession, terror, and repression imposed by the narco-dictatorship that governs the country, a new election process will take place on 28 November. The National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras and all the networks, articulations, and organizations […]

24 November 2021

ACCOMPANIMENT OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HONDURAS DURING THE 2021 ELECTIONS

  On 28 November, a new electoral process will take place in Honduras, in a context of territorial dispossession, terror, and repression imposed by the current narco-dictatorship. This situation is intensifying violence against women defenders and their communities. Honduras is a mirror of the policies and interests being pushed throughout the world, but it is […]

19 November 2021

[Urgent Alert] HONDURAS / National Congress adopts Penal Code Reforms that threaten social protest and defense of human rights

On Thursday, October 7, the Honduran National Congress, in a decision not open to discussion, approved a number of reforms to the Code of Criminal Procedure that impose heavier penalties for offenses such as usurpation and forced displacement, generally utilized by the State and extractive companies to criminalize social protest and the defense of human […]

18 October 2021

[STATEMENT] A step towards justice for Berta: hope for Mesoamerican women human rights defenders.

After five years awaiting justice in the assassination of our sister Berta Cáceres Flores, today July 5th, 2021, we are celebrating in the streets, on social media, in the courts and in our communities. Thanks to the tireless struggle of Berta’s family and COPINH, one of the co-authors of this atrocious assassination will finally have […]

5 July 2021

[WHRD Alert] HONDURAS / Garifuna defender belonging to OFRANEH detained, criminalized and sentenced to house arrest.

Silvia Bonilla Flores Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defense of the ancestral Garifuna territory  Last Wednesday June 16th, Silvia Bonilla Flores, a 73-year old defender of ancestral Garifuna territories, was detained by the National Police while riding on a bus in the town of El Porvenir in the Atlántida province. Silva was […]

21 June 2021