PBI-Honduras notes six femicides in Honduras this year, a woman is murdered every 23 hours

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On January 11, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “So far in 2022, more than six femicides have been registered in Honduras. According to @CONADEH [National Commissioner for Human Rights], a woman is murdered every 23 hours.”

The tweet above concludes: “We highlight the important work in defense of women’s rights carried out by thousands of defenders throughout the country.”

In 2020, PBI accompanied 54 organizations across our different projects, comprising of 1,803 individuals, 896 of whom are women. That year, 173 PBI volunteers, 77% of whom are women, contributed to our work around the world.

On March 6, 2020, PBI-Honduras observed the International Women’s Day march in Tegucigalpa. At that time, they noted: “The topics for which they showed presence on the street included: Impunity for sexual crimes, rapes and femicide, and the machismo of Honduran society that has many faces.”

Prensa Latina also reported, “Women’s advocacy organizations protested demanding the State to declare a national emergency state due to the high rate of femicides.”

“To remind prosecutors they are obliged to investigate crimes against women, they marched to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.”

That article further notes: “On the first day of 2020 five women were reported dead, according to official data.”

The Agencia EFE article on the march quotes Ana Cruz of the Women’s Tribune (la Tribuna de Mujeres) who says 390 women were killed in Honduras in 2019.

That article also notes: “At the end of the march, a performance by young women was staged to demand that a ‘national emergency’ be declared for femicides in the country and that the prosecutor not ‘turn a deaf ear’ to the appeals of women calling for ‘justice’.”

On Facebook this week, PBI-Honduras highlighted: “For years, Honduras has been among the most dangerous countries in Latin America to be a woman. At PBI, we are concerned about the vulnerable situation for women in this country.”

International Women’s Day march, Tegucigalpa, March 6, 2020.

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