Honduras

Statement of the National Network for Women’s Human Rights in Honduras on the current political crisis.

We are defenders of land and water, common and public resources, health, education, sexuality, and the freedom of body and word. We are defenders of a just and dignified life. We women human rights defenders wish to make it clear that just as some of us are obliged to live behind bars, and must protect […]

6 May 2020

[STATEMENT] International Forum Will Monitor the Human Rights Situation in Honduras During the COVID-19 Emergency

[Americas & Europe, 7 April 2020] – Historically, Honduras has faced profound challenges in guaranteeing human rights. The country is one of the most violent in the world; it has one of the highest rates of perception of corruption, impunity is rampant, and 66% of its population live in conditions of poverty. Against this background, the […]

17 April 2020

[PRONOUNCEMENT] National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras speaks on COVID-19 crisis

We of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras express our views on the crisis generated by COVID-2019: 1. En moments like these, our activities are profoundly political, and for this reason we call for strengthening respectful solidarity and collective care spaces. 2. We respectfully bear in mind the dignity and needs […]

7 April 2020
Iris Argentina

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Defender killed by security agents in violent, illegal eviction

Iris Argentina Álvarez Activity Territorial defense Attack experienced Murder THE FACTS – Defender Iris Argentina Álvarez was killed today, April 2, by private security agents of the La Grecia Sugar Mill. Her murder took place during a violent, illegal eviction in the Los Chanchos section of Marcovia, Choluteca. Community witnesses report that National Police officers […]

3 April 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police arbitrarily arrest defender Evelyn Castillo on pretext of Covid-19 emergency

Evelyn Castillo Organization Ojojona Women’s Network Activity Women’s rights Attack experienced Arbitrary arrest THE FACTS – At 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, March 24, the police arbitrarily arrested Evelyn Johana Castillo, Assistant Coordinator of the Ojojona Women’s Network and member of the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras, as she was returning from buying […]

31 March 2020