PBI-Honduras accompanies the Association of Defenders of Common Goods in Quimistán

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The PBI – Honduras Project accompanies the Association of Defenders of Common Goods in Quimistán (Asodebicoq).

It is an association that defends the environment and common property in the municipality of Quimistán in the department (province) of Santa Bárbara, near the border with Guatemala.

PBI-Honduras highlights that, “Among other activities, ASODEBICOQ provides information workshops on human rights and environmental rights to the inhabitants of this remote area.”

ASODEBICOQ is opposed to the construction of the Santa Lucia I and Santa Lucia II dams on the Cuyamel River by Hidroeléctrica Cuyagual S.A.

It has called on the Government of Honduras to stop construction on the Santa Lucia dams because the project violates the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, an International Labour Organization Convention, also known as ILO-convention 169.

PBI-Honduras has accompanied ASODEBICOQ since May 2018.

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