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Honduras is a lower-middle-income country with 51% of its population living below the national extreme poverty line, while 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Honduras’ economy is largely based on services, and 13% of the total GDP relies on agriculture.

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Second indigenous activist killed in Honduras in past week

Second indigenous activist killed in Honduras in past week

30 December 2020

Adan Medina, a vocal activist in disputes with loggers and landowners, was shot and killed by a group of men An indigenous leader and activist was killed in northern Honduras, officials said on Wednesday, the second such murder in the Central American country in less than a week. Adan Medina, 46,…

Buried voices in Honduras

Buried Voices in Honduras

4 November 2020

The struggles of Indigenous leaders of the Honduran Peoples within a multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual country that is made up of four ethnic groups: mestizo or white, Indigenous (Lenca, Misquito, Tolupan, Chorti, Pech or Paya, Tawahka), Garífuna and Creole-Anglo-speakers, have turned…

Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year

Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year

29 July 2020

Global Witness campaigners warn of risk of further killings during Covid-19 lockdowns Main photo: Celia Xakriaba, an indigenous educator and activist of the Xakriaba people of Brazil, with a portrait of Paulo Paulino Guajajara, who was killed in an ambush by illegal loggers in 2019. Photograph:…

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The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN)

What is happening now across the world is nothing less than a systematic attack on peasant communities and Indigenous Peoples

7 September 2018

FRONT LINE DEFENDERS has documented 821 human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been killed in the four years since we started producing an annual global list in cooperation with national and international NGOs. Seventy-nine percent of this total came from six countries: Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala,…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…