Honduras

From September 8-11, we joined nearly 2000 diverse participants from across the globe in Brazil. From the Black Feminist Forum, plenaries, sessions and hubs, we were incredibly inspired and energized by what we heard, learned and offered. Together with allies, we shared stories and tools for cross-movement power and change.
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The daughter of slain Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres called Friday for an immediate halt to the controversial dam project which the renowned human rights leader had mounted a decade long fight to stop.
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The growing trend of criminalizing activists has become the number one approach for silencing activists who speak out against the devastating impacts of extractive projects on their lives. In this risky context, strengthening indigenous women’s safety is vital.
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Long time Honduran feminist activist, Gladys Lanza's 18month prison sentence is a verdict aimed at sending a powerful message to all defenders of women’s rights in the country: “If you don’t want to be prosecuted, stay silent.”
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In honor of Berta Cáceres, we share an earlier piece that spotlights some aspects of her journey as an indigenous leader in last few years. Thank you Berta for crossing many lines of courage and justice.
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This 2 pager highlights the innovative work of the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, launched in 2010 to develop a comprehensive and regionally-relevant response to increased violence against women human rights defenders in Mexico and Central America.
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Check out some highlights from 2016 in our Annual Report.
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Check out these timely resources on "closing civic space" and the protection of activists co-produced by JASS and the Fund for Global Human Rights.
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To celebrate this One Billion Rising's theme on SOLIDARITY, we asked activists from our community to share their reflections.
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Jenny was born and raised in Tegucigalpa. She studied International Relations, Economics, and Political Science. Jenny has been a part of JASS Mesoamerica since 2017, and is in charge of the administration and logistics of the JASS office in Honduras. Jenny is an advocate of justice and gender equality, as well as a lover of nature and animals. She describes herself as responsible and dependable, as well as light-hearted and fun-loving. Jenny harbors a passion for serving others, compelled to advocate for those who have been rendered voiceless.
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