A silent problem affecting many families in Honduras is domestic violence. This problem is part of the Honduran culture and is quietly accepted by the church, the community, and the police. In 1999, PAG began the process of accompanying victims to defend their rights.
Initially, the program provided legal orientation to improve the ability of women and the civil society to respond and manage cases of domestic violence. Now, the Deborah Program has expanded its scope of work, to include the promoting and defense of human rights of vulnerable groups of people (women, children and youth, people with HIV, senior adults, and other disadvantaged groups) as well.
The Deborah Program strengthens the local capacities of civil society organizations, local governments, and operators of justice to ensure that justice is applied and that human rights are protected.