PBI-Honduras accompanies LGBT Rainbow Association at event where Honduras acknowledges role in the murder of Vicky Hernández

On May 11, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies the LGBT Rainbow Association of Honduras during the public pronouncement in which the State of Honduras acknowledged its responsibility in the transfemicide of Vicky Hernández.” In June 2021, The Guardian reported: “In a landmark ruling for transgender rights, the Honduras government has been Read more…

Honduran government repeals ZEDEs law amid warnings of free trade agreement rights and arbitration

The Associated Press reports: “A plan to create special self-governing zones for foreign investors in Honduras has been thrown into limbo with the new government’s repeal of a law many criticized as surrendering sovereignty.” “[The zones for employment and economic development known as ZEDEs are] free from import and export Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies LGBT Rainbow Association at Forum for Lesbian Visibility

On April 27, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies the LGBT Rainbow Association of Honduras at the Forum for the Visibility of Equality, Respect, and Inclusion of Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Lesbian and bisexual women speak of “the importance of being recognized as people who can love.” On Facebook, PBI-Honduras further notes: Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes ‘Escazú: Now more than ever!’ forum organized by the Honduras Network for Escazú on Earth Day

On April 25, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “A few days ago, PBI observed the Forum ‘Escazú: Now more than ever!’, of the Honduras Network for Escazú. We highlight the defense work of all the people in Honduras who advocate for the importance of protecting the environment, the land and the territory.” The Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies COFADEH at hearing for political activist Germán Ayala

On April 21, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies @defencofadeh in the trial of Germán Enrique Ayala Figueroa, criminalized for his work as an activist. The legal defense of the organization requested the application of the amnesty, tomorrow they will receive the resolution.” With respect to the charges against Ayala, El Espectador Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) in the struggle for the right to land and food sovereignty

On April 17, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Despite their fundamental role in food production, 90% of rural women do not have land #DïaInternacionalDeLaLuchaCampesina [International Day of Peasant Struggles]. The #ONU [United Nations] invite #Honduras to review reforms of #CódigoPenal [Penal Code] that reduce civic space #criminalización [criminalization].” The International Day of Peasant Read more…

CEHPRODEC’s decade-long struggle against the General Mining Law in Honduras

Photo: CEHPRODEC coordinator Pedro Landa in on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, January 2012. Earlier this year, EFE reported: “Honduras announced on Monday [February 28] the cancellation of the approval of extractivist exploitation permits for ‘being harmful’ against the State and declared itself a country ‘free of open-pit mining’.” The Honduran Read more…