PBI-Honduras observes meeting on violence against LGBTI+ community, women, Afro-descendants and other vulnerable groups

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On July 13, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “[PBI] recently observed a meeting of the Municipal Political Technical Committee against Discrimination. At PBI we celebrate the realization of spaces focused on eradicating violence and discrimination in Honduras.”

On Facebook they further noted: “At the meeting worked on a proposal that will seek to eliminate violence and discrimination against vulnerable groups such as, for example, the LGBTI+ community, people of Afro-descendants, women, migrants, people with disabilities city, among others.”

This recent PBI-Honduras report on human rights in Honduras highlights:

– “Since the coup d’état, discrimination and unequal treatment towards the LGBTI+ community in Honduras have increased. These patterns are reflected in legislative rollbacks to the rights of the LGBTI+ community and in acts of violence. From 2009 to March 2022, at least 409 members of the LGBTI+ community were killed in Honduras. According to Sin Violencia LGTBI, a network of Latin American LGBTI+ organisations, during this time Honduras became one of the most dangerous countries in the world in which to be LGBTI+, alongside Mexico and Colombia”

– “According to data from the Women’s Rights Centre (Centro de Derechos de la Mujer – CDM), at least 342 women were killed in Honduras in 2021. This amounts to one femicide every 28 hours, and an increase of 23% over the 278 femicides recorded in 2020.53 With a femicide rate of 6.2 killings per 100,000 women, Honduras is the most dangerous country in Latin America for women. Over 95% of these cases remain in impunity.”

– “Due to the location of their ancestral lands, the Garífuna, an afro-indigenous people, have been severely impacted by extractivism through the installation of tourism projects and the numerous ensuing socio-environmental conflicts.”

The report calls on the international community to: “Support the approval of the Equality and Equity Law, a draft law designed in conjunction with several organisations representing marginalised sectors of the population, such as the LGBTI+ community, indigenous and afro-descendant peoples, and people living with disabilities.”

We continue to follow this situation.


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