ALERT PBI Honduras: LGBT Community at High Risk, Security Situation of The Arcoiris Association

This alert is due to the deteriorating security situation of the LGBT organisation Arcoiris, who have seen 6 of their members murdered since June last year, 5 of these since PBI began accompanying them in July. The situation culminated in the murder of Paola Barraza, a member of Arcoiris' group of trans women known as Grupo Muñecas and member of Arcoiris' board of directors for more than eight years who was murdered on January 24th, 2016.

Lawyers in Honduras – A High Risk Profession

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras

On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.

Lawyers in Honduras – A High Risk Profession (2016)

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2016 highlights situation of risk for lawyers in Honduras

On Friday 22 January protests will take place outside Honduran Embassies and Consulates across Europe in solidarity with Honduran lawyers and human rights activists who are threatened, attacked and killed as a result of their work to defend the rule of law and uphold international human rights.

PBI Honduras 2015 Annual newsletter

In this edition we have compiled some issues related to human rights that have marked the year 2015. We consider the worrying situation of the LGBTI community and share a summary of the key moments of the “Central American Spring” experienced in Honduras in the second half of the year, which had a significant effect on the political situation in the country.

Honduran Journalist and Human Rights Defender Dina Meza visits the UK

“To practice journalism in a country with high levels of impunity, where they do not investigate crimes, threats, persecution and other forms of repression against journalists is to write with a gun pointed at your head... The situation of freedom of expression in Honduras is under attack and journalists’ deaths are an insult.” Dina Meza at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in March 2014.

COP21 Highlights the risks that land and environmental defenders face

PBI Honduras observers attend the Funeral of indigenous leader and land rights defender Juan MartinezOn Saturday 12 December 2015, delegates at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference signed the agreement that will form the core of the global response to climate change from the time it comes into force in 2020.

While the deal was hailed by many leaders and commentators as a remarkable diplomatic success for its ambitious warming targets, representatives from indigenous nations around the world took to the streets of Paris to draw attention to the key clauses that had been removed: those that made binding commitments to the protection of human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples in climate change solutions. In the final text, all references to these rights were relegated to the non-binding, aspirational words of the preamble.

Land of Corn - 2015

“Sin la tierra no podemos vivir”  “Without the land we cannot live”

Land of Corn is the story of four environmental and land rights defenders in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras. In 2014, a Global Witness report found 116 cases of killings of land and environmental defenders in 17 countries. Central and South America account for more than 75% of all deaths.

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