Honduras: Human Rights Groups Report number of murders of women up sharply

Posted on July 7, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Honduras, Human Rights Latin America, Latin America Womens Issues

bbc.com reported Honduras is on “red alert” over the number of women being murdered, according to the country’s rights activists. Members of 20 different women’s groups have banded together to highlight the problem, saying at least 18 women were killed in the past two weeks. The organisations say out of 463 women murdered last year, only 15 cases were investigated.


The country’s overall murder rate is down, according to official statistics.

The state figures, released this week, show the total murders fell by 22% in the first six months of this year. Read Article

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