Honduras is believed to have the world's highest murder rate. Violent criminal gangs operating in many parts of the country. Femicide is on the rise: the United Nations estimates that three out of four such crimes go unpunished. Almost half of the Honduran population is under 19: each year, large numbers of unaccompanied children and teenagers embark on a perilous journey across Central America in search of security and a better future in the United States. Many of them are girls, fleeing from a widespread pattern of abuse and discrimination. IDLO is supporting the Honduran judiciary to protect women's rights.
NOTA DE PRENSA - SAN PEDRO SULA, 3 de noviembre de 2016 - La Organización Internacional de Derecho para el Desarrollo (IDLO por sus siglas en inglés) presentó los avances y primeros resultados de la cooperación técnica brindada a la Municipalidad de la San Pedro Sula en el marco del Programa de Reducción de Homicidios y Violencia a través del Acceso a la Justicia en Honduras (RHAJ).
Allowing ex-convicts to reintegrate into society as productive citizens can significantly contribute to curbing violence by preventing the reoccurrence of crime.
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Don Ramón’s* niece took him to the hospital one day with the pretext of a check-up and never came back for him. In his seventies and recovering from a road accident, he had become a burden on the family.
For 12 years, Alicia slept by the side of a man who beat and abused her, and once left her for dead after attacking her with a pipe. She felt she had no alternative.
Following a five-month consultative process led by IDLO, the Municipality of San Pedro Sula has adopted a municipal-level policy on HIV/AIDS in the workplace, becoming the first city in Honduras to do so.
The adoption marks a significant step forward in respecting the rights and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS.
More than thirty representatives of civil society, human rights groups and international organizations attended an IDLO conference in Colombia, this week, on strengthening and expanding legal services available to people living with HIV and other key population groups in Latin America.
La experiencia de IDLO en América Latina durante años se ha visto culminada con la apertura de una oficina en Honduras, justo semanas antes de que el país se uniera formalmente a la Organización en su Asamblea de las Partes de 2015.
Years of IDLO experience in Latin America have culminated in the opening of an office in Honduras, just weeks before the nation formally joined the Organization at its 2015 Assembly of Parties.
With a view to replacing a culture of violence in Honduras with one of legality, IDLO has outlined a program to reduce violent acts and homicides through better access to justice. Work, carried out in partnership with national institutions and civil society organizations, will focus specifically on vulnerable groups, including women, children, youth and people in detention. The program is financed by the US Department of State.
IDLO is working with the European Union’s EUROsociAL II program in Honduras to aid and empower women who are victims of domestic violence. With the country’s judiciary, we have created the Centro de Atención y Protección de los Derechos de la Mujer (CAPRODEM), a women’s center providing orientation and legal assistance for female victims in Tegucigalpa. IDLO has played a key role in drafting the internal and functional guidelines for the Center and helped build the capacity of those involved. CAPRODEM is expected to be replicated in other regions of Honduras.