The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) denounces 30×30 initiative as “fortress conservation”

Photo: “Military out of Chachauate”. Cayo Chachahuate is the most popular beach on the Cayos Cochinos islands. The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), a grassroots organization that works with Afro-descendant and Indigenous Garifuna communities, has denounced the 30×30 initiative that will be discussed at the United Nations COP15 biodiversity Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies ARCAH as it files complaint with the Public Ministry in the framework of the ZEDEs

On November 24, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies @Arcah_hn [the Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication] in filing a complaint with the Public Ministry in the framework of the ZEDE [Economic Development and Employment Zones]. We are concerned about the constant pressure and risk situations that the organization is going Read more…

PBI-Honduras calls for fair and transparent trial for Garifuna defenders arbitrarily detained at illegal eviction in Punta Gorda

On November 22, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “We stress the importance of a fair and transparent trial for defenders of the Garífuna community in Punta Gorda, Roatán, so we hope that it will be broadcast live.” The Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-Defensoras) has also tweeted: “Tomorrow, November 23 at Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Indigenous Lenca community seeking to stop the threat of dispossession and eviction from their lands

On November 22, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we accompanied the Lenca Indigenous Community Tierras del Padre to present an appeal for amparo before the Supreme Court of Justice. Although it has been suspended, at PBI we show our concern that the eviction will take place later.” Criterio.hn has reported: “A Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers on anniversary of the murder of Celenia Bonilla and Nelson García

On November 21, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies the @CntcTegucigalpa in the inspection of the bases “Hombres y Mujeres de Fe“ [Men and Women of Faith] and “Unidos al Campo” [United to the Field]. Today marks one year since the murder of Celenia Bonilla and Nelson García. We extend our condolences Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) in their work on land title and gender equality

On November 18, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “This week, together with CNTC La Paz, we visited some communities in the department that have been fighting for years to obtain title to the land they work. We highlight the efforts of the Gender Committee of CNTC La Paz to improve the conditions of Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies Indigenous Lenca community defending ancestral territory from a 10,000 unit housing development

On November 11, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies to the Tierras del Padre Lenca Indigenous Community to file an amparo appeal to stop the eviction order filed. The community requests that ILO Convention 169, which establishes their property rights over ancestral lands, be respected.”   On Facebook they also noted: “This Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) at community named after murdered trade unionist

On November 7, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we were able to see the effects of the floods at the Dagoberto Padilla Base, Guanchías Sector, El Progreso. The community shares that they have been denouncing the situation for years and are calling for the construction of high-quality embankments on the Ulúa Read more…

PBI-Honduras visits Guapinol River defenders who denounce water pollution by the Inversiones Los Pinares mine

On November 4, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “Last week we visited the community of Guapinol. Its members continue to denounce the contamination caused by the mining activities of the company Inversiones Los Pinares in the rivers of the area. From PBI we want to thank you for your tireless work.” They further Read more…

COPINH tweets PBI-Canada article on COP27 and the absence of a “safe and enabling environment” for environmental human rights defenders

On November 1, COPINH tweeted: “COP27 and the absence of a “safe and enabling environment” for environmental human rights defenders #BertaCáceres, Lenca indigenous water protector, was murdered in March 2016, less than 3 months after the UN climate summit COP21.” They then noted the statement signed by PBI-UK that highlights: Read more…