Honduras

Looking back at JASS' Movement Building Initiative in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa
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In the face of increased insecurity and violence against defensoras in Mesoamerica, JASS and allies have joined forces on a regional WHRD initiative to strengthen women’s knowledge and strategies against violence, and engage regional and international human rights mechanisms to put pressure on governments to take action.
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Gilda Rivera, a member of Las Petateras and a JASS partner, was honored on October 13 for her organization’s work as a member the Honduran Human Rights Platform. The Center for Women’s Rights and the other members of the Platform are fighting to restore democracy in Honduras and document and denounce a pattern of serious human rights abuses and impunity in the wake of the coup d’état in that country in June of 2009.
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JASS’ Alquimia Leadership School, in partnership with JASS ally, Sinergia N’oj, recently convened 30 indigenous and rural women from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama for a training and strategy workshop on communications for activism. The women immediately put their new skills into action---creating a blog, video, and radio show.
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JASS joined regional and international human rights allies in solidarity with the teachers’ union movements of Honduras whose members were attacked by Honduran military and police forces in Tegucigalpa, August 27 – 8.
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Article published by Hoduran Feminists in Resistance on the attacks on teachers by Honduran military and police forces in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on August 27 – 8.
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Hondurans inaugurated a new president on January 27, following last November’s controversial elections. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is pushing the de facto president, who assumed office following last year’s coup, to resign, and for implementation of the Tegucigalpa/San José Accord.
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JASS and the Nobel Women’s Initiative urge the Obama Administration to condemn violence perpetrated against women’s and human rights defenders since the June 2009 coup. To support Feminists in Resistance, read more ..
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JASS mobilized with hundreds of women across the Americas on July 22nd in solidarity with the Honduran Feminisits in Resistance to the coup that occurred in Honduras on June 28th. Read moreVisit the Las Petateras blog
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