Regional Articles Archives for November 2013

The adoption of the first-ever resolution on women human rights defenders by the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee is a step forward in protecting those who face risks and attacks for their work to promote human rights, including women’s rights.

These three articles are part of a series written by JASS' Honduras Country Coordinator on the 2013 electoral process in Honduras from the perspective of women human rights defenders in the country.

The first elections held in Honduras after the coup present opportunities and risks for the country. What do these elections mean for women’s rights?

Women defenders differ on what can be expected from the political parties in this process—whether they serve the women’s emancipation struggle or pose an obstacle to it. In some aspects, they see possibilities for advancement and in others, no.