Honduras

Human rights organizations recognize OHCHR’s work in Honduras

Last January 23rd, dozens of organizations that make up the Coalition against Impunity and Convergence against Continuance, among them the National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders, held a press conference to express support and recognition for the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, OHCHR, in response to its Report on Human […]

3 February 2020

[STATEMENT] National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras: We’re women, we´re feminists, we´re rights defenders, we’re Honduran.

Tegucigalpa, January 22, 2020 – We grieve deeply for all that is happening with the foul expulsion of migrants from this country. We know some of the women who have gone away, and we know that the rest feel desperate, anxious, humiliated and impotent when faced with the wall that has finally been erected on […]

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / OFRANEH member Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez dies from wounds inflicted in an attempt on her life last December 28

Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity: Territorial defense Attack experienced: MURDER THE FACTS – On Saturday, January 11, the Honduran defender Karla Ignacia Piota Martínez died from seven bullet wounds she received in an attempt on her life in the Garifuna community of Masca last December 28. Karla was […]

14 January 2020

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Hate crime and brutal physical attack against Alejandra Vega, LGBT rights defender in San Pedro Sula

Alejandra Vega Balenciaga Organization Feminist Trans Association (AFET) Activity LGBT rights Attacks experienced Hate crime; Physical attack THE FACTS – In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 9, Alejandra Vega was the victim of a brutal attack by an unknown individual in San Pedro Sula. As a result, she was admitted to the Intensive Care […]

19 November 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Police harassment of defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez, members of Protection International

Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez Organization International Protection (PI) Activity The right to defend rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC) Attack experienced Police harassment THE FACTS – Around 9:40 pm on Tuesday, November 12, defenders Mirtha Gutiérrez and Angélica Álvarez were at home with International Protection member José Herrera, and Allan Alvarenga, a lawyer for […]

14 November 2019