Honduras

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Sexual assault, physical attacks and threats against Nivia Vargas of ACI-Participa

Nivia Vargas Organization ACI-Participa (Association for a Participatory Citizenry) Activity The right to defend rights Attacks experienced Sexual assault, physical attacks, threats THE FACTS – Last March 8th, in a civil society protest in the southern city of Choluteca, defender Nivia Vargas was attacked by a group of approximately 30 men associated with the National Party […]

13 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Soldiers use high-calibre arms to attack, threaten, intimidate and rob cell phones from #March 8th demonstrators in San Pedro Sula

On #March 8th women demonstrate in San Pedro Sula Organization Women for Life Forum Activity Women’s rights Attacks experienced Excessive use of force, repression of the rights to protest and free speech, cell phone theft THE FACTS – On Friday morning March 8th, International Women’s Day, women and children demonstrating outside the San Pedro Sula […]

12 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Attack on offices of Ecumenical Women for the Right to Decide damages mural dedicated to Berta Cáceres, Margarita Murillo and the Mirabal sisters

Ecumenical Women for the Right to Decide (EDD) Activity Sexual and reproductive rights Attack experienced Attack on offices THE FACTS – On the afternoon of March 7th, just before the celebration of International Women’s Day, EDD members were in the organization’s offices when they heard a loud noice outside, specifically on the part of the building […]

GOOD NEWS! Freedom and definitive acquittal for Lourdes Gómez and all other defenders of common assets in Guapinol

On Monday, March 4, the judge with national jurisdiction who was responsible for the criminalization of Lourdes Gómez and 11 other defenders of the commonly held goods in Guapinol, decreed their release and definitive acquittal due to the fact that neither the Prosecuting Attorney nor private parties had presented evidence of the participation of the […]

7 March 2019

#WHRDAlert HONDURAS / Judicial intimidation and harassment of Miriam Miranda, OFRANEH Coordinator

Miriam Miranda Organization Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Activity Defense of territory and rights of the Garifuna people Attacks experienced Judicial intimidation and harassment THE FACTS – OFRANEH Coordinator Miriam Miranda, has received a subpoena from the Public Prosecutor requiring her to appear in court next Thursday, March 7th, in Trujillo, Colón.The summons does […]

4 March 2019