VIOLENT REPRESSION CONTINUES TO ESCALATE
DELEGATION TRAVELS TO HONDURAS FOR FEMINIST OBSERVATORY
OF WOMEN'S RESISTANCE & VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS
August 17-21, 2009
By FIRE –
Feminist International Radio Endeavour /
Radio Internacional Feminista
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An international delegation of 22
women from Latin & North America will travel to Honduras for
Women’s Human Rights Week, Aug. 17-21, to create an Observatory
of Feminist Transgressions to examine the alarming increase in
violations of women’s human rights since the military coup.
The group will also observe feminists' strategies of resistance
to the military coup and ongoing repression.
Feminists in Honduras say that resolution of the crisis in
Honduras needs to include feminist and women’s perspectives,
including a commitment to break the impunity surrounding
violations of women’s human rights, both in the recent military
coup d’etat, and going back to the 1980s with the dictatorships
The delegation and week of events were organized in response to
reports of growing violent repression by the military coup
government against opponents of the coup, involving arbitrary
detentions, multiple threats and extrajudicial executions,
including of many women. Global media reports have covered the
military coup, but rarely include the perspectives of women and
feminist strategies of resistance to the repression.
Delegates include women's human rights activists, legal experts,
investigators and journalists from Central America, Mexico,
Canada and the United States.
Others around the world can join a virtual feminist observatory
online, to participate in these events from afar, tuning in to a
live internet broadcast by FIRE on Aug. 19, and calling or
writing email messages of solidarity to the women of Honduras.
To call the virtual observatory, call 504-9507-9208 (Costa Rica/RMT);
or write anytime to:
One of the main tasks of the delegation is to document
violations of women’s human rights which likewise have risen
since the military coup, and the effects of the resulting siege
on the lives of women. They will conduct interviews, and
collect testimonies and cases of women whose rights were
violated, and write a report documenting the evidence. The
delegates will hold a press conference on Aug. 19 to announce
their preliminary findings and later complete a final report.
Journalists from FIRE radio will be joined by other journalists
from Mexico and Guatemala to cover the observatory and Women’s
Human Rights Week, sending their reports to alternative and
mainstream media throughout the Americas, to help raise
awareness about the violations of women’s rights taking place in
Honduras today, and the strategies of resistance of feminists
against the coup and repressive regime.
To send messages of
solidarity to the Honduran women, please write to
For more information go
to: FIRE's webpage
in Spanish and English..
Resistance (Feministas en Resistencia) of Honduras
FIRE – Feminist
International Radio Endeavour (Radio Internacional Feminista)
Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue &
Equity (Mexico - Consorcio para el Diálogo Parlamentario y la